It has to be hard to imagine a project with more support. Right from the beginning, and sustained until today, this community is 100% behind the rebuilding of the Butte Creek Mill. The week after the fire, and with the permission of the local firemen to return to the structure, the community came out in droves to collect any and all remnants of the Mill. They formed a human chain to collect and store the salvageable items from the burnt structure. Not only did they volunteer their time, but also small donations started to pour in immediately. Both local and state politicians expressed their support, lending their names and their own personal funds to the project.
A local resident, James Belushi, held a concert that sold out in less than 48 hours with the proceeds going to Rebuild the Mill. An annual golf event was established to support the Mill and will occur for the second year this upcoming Fall. Just from these initial efforts and not counting the numerous in-kind donations the Butte Creek Mill Foundation has raised over $200,000.
However, it is not just local support, The Timber Framers Guild has selected this project as their Community Building Project for 2018. This will mean that not only will skilled craftsmen rebuild this amazing structure, but also it will be done with historical integrity. We have also received commitments for in-kind donations from various local businesses, including the landscaping and both marketing and architectural professional services.