On Friday, Nov. 13, Denise Tait was given the keys to her brand new, rebuilt home in Coffey Park. Denise and her family had lost their original home in the 2017 Tubb's Fire, and shortly after the fires Denise’s husband passed away. Prior to his death, Denise's husband had designed blueprint plans for the rebuild of their home. ROC Sonoma County (Rebuilding Our Community) shared Denise’s story with local organizations and a collaborative "super team" responded that included Catholic Charities, Red Cross, United Way of the Wine County, Community Foundation of Sonoma County, and multiple faith-based organizations. Leading the effort to help Denise get home was Community Action Partnership (CAP) and Hope City, a volunteer faith organization that builds homes labor free for clients.
Over the next 18 months, volunteers built Denise’s dream home following the blueprints her husband designed. Last week, Denise and her family were finally able to move in to their new home – an incredibly special milestone for all involved. To the volunteers, organizations, donors and partners that helped make this dream a reality for Denise – thank you! And congratulations to the Tait family!
Photos courtesy of Erik Castro