Last August I met and worked with Mary Helwig (along with her team of sled dogs!) in the purchase of a home in Willow, Alaska. Mary’s passion for raising and racing sled dogs was her motivation for moving to Willow; known for its access to great sled dog trails.
A few months ago tragedy struck many residents of Willow, including Mary, when the 7000 + acre Sockeye fires destroyed 55 homes along with 44 properties which sustained major damage to outbuildings.
In a moment, the blink of an eye–Mary lost her home–she lost everything. Thankfully, Mary’s dogs were not home at the time of the fire.
Mary is currently in the process of rebuilding her home. Her positive attitude, fortitude and resilience remain intact.
It’s difficult to fathom starting over from nothing; everything down to a toothbrush taken by the fire’s fervor. Mary’s friends, family and community have stepped up to help in this time of transition.
We at Valley Market Real Estate thought it would be helpful to send gift cards (Cabela’s, Target, Fred Meyer’s, Lowes, etc) to assist with some of the necessary items in life that we often take for granted on a day-to-day basis.
To join us in our endeavor to give back to Mary Helwig, the amazing Iditarod Chic with an unfettered zeal for life, please send your gift cards to:
Valley Market Real Estate, 12901 W Arctic Ave, Palmer AK 99645. If you have questions please call or email me (315-1086 or email@example.com)
We love dog mushers. We love Alaska. We love real estate.
Serving our clients well from “Start” to “Finish.”