Yesterday, a fire consumed several of the buildings of the Simple Way community. You can read about it here.
Many of us first heard about this community via one of its leaders, Shane Claiborne‘s book ‘Irresistable Revolution’. A definate must read.
While as a ‘simple’ community they do not place a very high value on material possessions, such a diaster must not be taken easily. Even as the blogger wrote, ‘this fire will forever change the fabric of our community’. If you are interested in partnering financially with them in rebuilding, you can check out how to do here.
Here is a video of the blaze and photos of those in the area awaking to see what’s happening: