“Phoenix” (Rising from the ashes) benefit

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Arts community members are coming together to hold a “Phoenix” (Rising from the Ashes) benefit for the family on June 23 and 24 at the Mesquite Community Theatre, 150 N. Yucca St. at 7 p.m. to help raise money for the Sierra family to move a mobile home that was donated to them. The cost of admission is a donation at the door. Submitted Photo

On Monday, May 22, a Scenic, Arizona, mobile home was devoured by flames causing the Sierra/Grubb family to lose everything they owned.

Community members were generous and came to the aid immediately with clothes and necessities but two community members have gone beyond generosity; they’ve offered them a free three-bedroom mobile home to help them rise from the ashes.

Linda Coonrad and Rocky Dipple donated their three-bedroom mobile home to the family in Scenic, AZ whose home was destroyed by a fire on May 22. Arts community members are coming together to hold a “Phoenix” (Rising from the Ashes) benefit for the family on June 23 and 24 at the Mesquite Community Theatre, 150 N. Yucca St. at 7 p.m. The cost of admission is a donation at the door. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Rocky Dipple and Linda Coonrad happen to be moving Dipple from Anchorage, Alaska, to Mesquite and they have a mobile home that once belonged to Dipple’s mother and was left to him when she passed.

The mobile home has been vacant for a while but is in livable shape except that it is too old for the standards of most parks but would be perfect for the Sierras to replace the home that was destroyed in the fire.

Dipple said his offer helps them both out and was the idea of his girlfriend Coonrad. Coonrad said at the time they decided to move Dipple down to Mesquite permanently they had discussed wanting a more updated home and were considering giving up the mobile home but didn’t know what to do with it. Coonrad read about the fires and together they sought out the Scenic home that was destroyed.

When they got there, they had no idea who the home belonged to but they left a note offering up the home to whoever the displaced family happened to be.

The Sierras found the note and contacted Dipple. The home is theirs, the only catch is they must move it.

Donated home is sturdy and well-built but does not meet the standards of mobile home parks. The home can be moved to private property which the Scenic, AZ home that burned down on May 22 has. The mobile home was donated to the family but money needs to be raised to help them move it. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

They were quoted a cost of $2,000-$5,000 from a mobile home transporter, sight unseen, for the move. There is also the cost of removing the burned home, and they need to raise some money.

Arts community members are coming together to hold a “Phoenix” (Rising from the Ashes) benefit for the family on June 23 and 24 at the Mesquite Community Theatre, 150 N. Yucca St. at 7 p.m. and they have a great lineup with a variety of entertainment. There will be no tickets on sale prior to the show. The cost of admission is a donation at the door.

Come on out for an evening of fun and for a good cause. For more information contact Teri Nehrenz 702-533-9577.

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