As everyone knows, the beautiful McKenzie River valley was devastated by fire on September 7th. None of the trails we love were affected, but the community that manages the trails was ripped apart. Currently only one school teacher in the area still has a home standing. Most Forest Service employees are displaced and lost their homes. Many folks lost everything and many of them do not have enough insurance to cover replacement costs. Please help the community get back on its feet by purchasing #McKenzieStrong clothing which will raise funds for the McKenzie Community Development Corp (CDC). Money from the fundraiser will assist in covering the cost of rebuilding starting with cleaning home sites to helping those who FEMA denies funding. The goal is to raise $50,000 (or more!). Please share this with as many people as you can. The web store ( has short/long sleeve shirts, riding tops, hoodies, and hats for men, woman and kids in tons of different styles and colors.#McKenzieStrongFire photo by The Register Guard.