Matt Anderson, is just like me, and maybe he is just like you too. A huge fan of Star Wars, wrestling, and music, he has spent his life collecting memorabilia as a way to remember the good times.
On the 4th of August, Matt and his fiance Pamela received the key to their new home in Vida Oregon, and settled in, making themselves at home. A month later, in the evening of the 7th of September they found themselves in a Walmart parking lot after an evacuation of the area due to oncoming fires.
On Saturday the 12th of September, Matt and Pamela were informed their house and everything in it had been completely destroyed. Burnt to the ground. While it is important to recognize that Matt and Pamela were themselves unharmed, it appears that the communities of Blue River and Vida are a total loss.
Matt has a gofundme set up to ask the Star Wars community for help with their accommodation costs and to replace the everyday things they have lost. If you can help by making a donation of any size, please click the link. If you can share their story to others who might be able to help, that too would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read Matt’s story.
Fire image courtesy of Holiday Farm Fire Facebook page
Other images courtesy of Matt Anderson