Help Arrives from All Over

Adventist friends and community supporters of Auburn Adventist Academy have acted quickly in the aftermath of the dorm fire to begin the process of recovery. Two special funds have been set up at Columbia Bank: One is being used to replace personal items of the girls and deans while the other is designated specifically to collect donations for the building of a new girls' dormitory.

Some church and community members have also "adopted" individual students to provide new clothes and other valuable items as well as prayer support and friendship during this traumatic time of loss. Sister schools around the Northwest have been calling to offer assistance. In one case Portland Adventist Academy in Oregon contacted several sportswear manufacturers. The Columbia Sportwear Company, headquartered in Portland, donated 83 Bugaboo Parkas™ that were sent by the company for next day delivery.

Linda Blaser at the academy is coordinating the "Adopt a Survivor" program at (253) 939-5000, ext. 211.

Members who desire more information about the relief efforts and help funds can contact Jan Davis, academy development director, at (253) 939-5000, ext. 258, or view the specifics directly on the academy's Web site,

December 01, 2003 / Washington Conference