I am reaching out to PNWS members to participate in a fundraiser to support our good friend Claudia Carter in her time of need. Claudia’s leadership position in the black community in Vancouver is legendary. She works with our historical society to present events at the museum, organizes black history month at our library, as well as local NAACP events. She is also a sculptor and big supporter of the arts.
She gave an inspiring interview to Chas Martin last year as a part of International Sculpture Day celebration: https://youtu.be/3FBtAgneOpU
Her need is outlined by her sister below.
As you may or may not be aware, our beloved leader, family member, artisan, historian and friend to so many, Claudia Starr Carter, has been battling terminal Pancreatic Cancer these last few months. Claudia is and has always been a warrior, fighting this battle while leading with strength, love and everlasting compassion. She is now trying an alternative treatment that is not covered by insurance, so her friends and family wanted to reach out to others for help covering this cost.
With that in mind, Claudia’s sculptural piece (“Warrior In Full Headress”) will be given to a donor who wins the sculptural lottery. The names of all donors contributing $25 or more will be placed in a hat and drawn at the end of the donation period, February 7. Any donations of any size, of course, are welcome. Be sure to include your name and contact information. Donations can be sent to Claudia’s sister:
323 E Reserve #5
Vancouver, WA 98661