March 6, 2014 · The SRWA has suffered a devastating fire to our office last night (Wed. 3/5) around 11:45pm. The fire began at the Sweetbreads Cafe located behind our building. Unfortunately the office was completely destroyed in the fire.
Fortunately we were able to recover our central computer and a few other items just minutes before the building was overtaken by smoke and flames. Our database and all electronic files are safe.
Everything else we will have to rebuild from scratch. We are looking at new office locations (in the downtown Clarkesville Area) immediately so all ideas on that front are welcome. Once we get setup with a new office we may be able to use small donations of simple office supply items, etc.
We did have insurance that should help us get back on our feet. We really appreciate all the outpourings of support we've received and we'll definitely try and engage our membership and supporters in our rebuilding efforts. We also encourage support to the other businesses tragically destroyed in the fire, Sweetbreads, Natalie Jane's, Edward Jones, Parker Antiques and Sharky's
We don't anticipate this significantly impacting our ongoing programs so TAKE CHEER, the SRWA may have lost an office but our mission, projects and events will not falter.