Rural Community Builder Name: Kelly Howard

Community: Lincoln County

Role: Local Glass Blower

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Creative

Recognized by: Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Immediately recognizing the magnitude of the wildfires in Lincoln County, especially the impact it had on the local workforce, Kelly Howard did what she always does. She created art. She took ashes from the striking scene that the fires left behind and created glass blown art. You can support this work by purchasing one-of-a-kind fire memorial coins that contain ashes from the Echo Mountain Fire and striking colors of red, yellow and orange. All proceeds to go to Help Us Rise from the Ashes.