On August 31, 2017, the Sprague Fire burned the dormitory building at the Sperry Chalet Complex. The Sperry Action Fund was established by the Glacier Conservancy to cover the cost of both immediate known needs and possible future needs specifically related to work at the chalet.
Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we are pleased to announce that the initial request for the Sperry Action Fund has been fully funded. In the weeks after the fund was announced, a structural assessment of the burned dormitory building was completed, all materials were purchased for winter stabilization, and those materials and a crew were transported to the site to complete the work before the onset of winter weather.
The crew will stabilize the walls, sandwich the gables with plywood and surround the chimneys with collars of wood, protecting the stone structures from wind and snow loads. Looking into 2018, we anticipate additional requests from the park as site restoration continues and we'll be ready to answer the call.
For more information and to donate to the fund visit glacier.org.