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A larger project in Lewis County

Post by News Tribune Staff on Jan. 10, 2008 at 9:36 am with No Comments »
January 10, 2008 9:36 am

I just got off the phone with Paul McNutt, one of the guys who helped a hard-luck farmer near Dryad, Lewis County.

This time, they’re taking on a bigger project.

One of the farmer’s neighbors has been in rough shape since an accident at the Port of Seattle. The floods last month forced him and his family to the roof of their house, where they watched everything they owned break under the pressure of the water.

Now a group of volunteers is building a new house for them. They’re getting some help from a few Tacoma residents, too — a painter and a man with an excavator volunteered to help any way they could after reading last week’s story in the TNT.

“I asked the wife what she wanted out of the house,” McNutt said, “and all she said is that she wanted a roof over her head. That’s all.

“We want to make this like ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.’ We want to get as many people as possible to help build this.”

December 2007 floods
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