Disaster Relief Fund Set Up For Artist Couple Who Lost House To Storm
Monday night, Nov. 22nd, was a very bad one for Burien couple Dane Johnson and Kathy Justin.
These two prolific artists, known for their active involvement in the local art community, including spearheading the Burien Interim Art Space (B/ IAS), lost their Three Tree Point-area waterfront home to the surprisingly powerful winter storm (read our coverage and see photos here).
Their house, located on the “north beach” along Maplewild Ave SW, was battered relentlessly by wind and waves, to the point of undermining the foundation and causing the house to start leaning towards Puget Sound.
We posted a call for help Tuesday morning, and were amazed to see many neighbors, friends and even total strangers show up to help haul their belongings out of their condemned house, which apparently is a total loss.
A “Dane & Kathy Disaster Fund” was set up late Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 23rd), and Dane and Kathy are in need of:
- Trash bags
- Hot beverages
- Warm food
- An ATV
To lend a hand, click here to go to the Facebook page, where you can donate online.
According to Dave Diem Martinez:
As you may have heard, Dane Johnson and Kathy Justin’s house slid towards the ocean this morning, separating from its foundation and being declared condemned. This morning the local Burning Man community and plenty more volunteers all got together to coordinate relief by emptying their house and finding storage.
The local Red Cross has provided funds for a hotel until Monday 11/29, however there are needs beyond Monday, naturally. Burners Without Borders Seattle is coordinating financial relief through the paypal button found at www.bwbsea.com, or if you have a paypal account you can login and send funds to email@example.com.
100% of the funds raised go to Dane and Kathy for immediate expenses, and so far we have collected over $3000! Yay community!
All donation of goods/services will be coordinated through Ozzy Girl, at (ozzy.girl AT gmail) — so if you have space, goods, a massage to donate, please email OZZY GIRL.
As some of you may have heard, Dane & Kathy lost their home to the winter storm last night. They are in desperate need of help right now, in the form of volunteers, trash bags, hot beverages, warm food, and an ATV. I know that lots of us are stuck at home b/c of the road condition or b/c we have children. Lets start disaster fund to try and help in any way we can.
Here’s a video report from KING5.com:
Here are some pics we took in between hauling bags up from the house Tuesday morning:
Photos by Scott Schaefer