We have been so touched by the intense outpouring of support from our community – those who live both near and far away. We knew that the Mill meant a lot, but had no idea just how much the Mill meant to so many of you. We have had a constant stream of well wishes, stopping by the Mill and on Facebook. Thank you.
Because of that, today we have decided that we are going to try to rebuild!
Here is what we know right now:
- We believe the millstones are intact. (this was a big part of our decision to rebuild)
- It looks as if the lower level (basement) may be able to to be saved
- We have begun recovering the antiques and important pieces from the Mill
- Initial conversations seem to indicate that if we can save 30% of the original Mill (including the foundation) we may be able to stay on the National Register of Historic Places
- We’ve heard from Senator Jeff Merkley that there may be some Federal funds available to help rebuild
We know it won’t be easy. We know that it can’t ever be the same as it was. And we know that there may, ultimately, be hurdles to large to cross. But we’re going to try. With your help, we are going to try.
We can’t do this on our own. Our success will have come from you, our community.
- If you are able to donate, please do. CLICK HERE
- If you are able to volunteer, please sign up. CLICK HERE.
- If you have ideas or resources, please let us know. CLICK HERE
- If you have stories or pictures you are willing to share, we would love to see them. CLICK HERE
Thank you all for your ongoing support, we are thankful to have such wonderful friends, in our town, state, and around the world.