Turner, Oregon residents suffered widespread flooding on January 18th. With river waters rising two and a half feet over the town’s bridge, and more than 100 homes damaged by flood waters, it quickly became clear that Turner needed help. However, because the town is so small, federal funds could not be obtained. Things weren’t looking too good for this hamlet in the Willamette Valley.
Fortunately, local residents and businesses stepped up. Rick’s Fencing and Decking joined KUPL’s “Rebuilding Turner” campaign, which asked for donations of non-perishable food, cash donations, and building supplies. Rick’s Fencing and Decking donated a truckload of fencing materials—enough to erect a 100-foot fence.
But the effort to rebuild Turner isn’t over yet. Marion County estimates that Turner suffered $500,000 of damage. To prevent future flooding, the town hopes to upgrade their aging bridge. Turner city Administrator also hopes to fund hydraulic assessments for the entire town. And Turner residents still need your help to rebuild their homes. So far, $4,000 of contributions have poured in, according to The Statesman Journal. If you’d like to make a donation, call Turner City Hall at (503) 743-2155.