Generous offer of property to non-profits in exchange for upkeep

"Non-profit organizations nation-wide can apply to use Prune Hill, a $3-plus million dollar property in Camas, Washington, for their own...

“Non-profit organizations nation-wide can apply to use Prune Hill, a $3-plus million dollar property in Camas, Washington, for their own purposes in exchange for upkeep. Pictured here is the 10,000-plus-square-foot home and part of the view of the Columbia River Gorge. More than 60 years ago a 30-year-old man named Reginal Haight looked out over his property in Camas, Washington, the highest point in Clark County, and decided it should be used for a higher purpose someday.That was his explanation to Tim Moyer, the person he chose to sell the prime piece of real estate to in 1989.Twelve years later, Moyer, currently living in Gig Harbor, Washington, is ready to offer the property for the higher purpose Reginal Haight envisioned some 60 years ago.Moyer is putting out a nation-wide call to any non-profit arts, educational, or religious groups to consider the property, worth over $3 million, as a place to fulfill any higher purpose they may have envisioned.The property, which the Moyer family calls Prune Hill, is 14 acres of lightly forested land that includes a beautifully landscaped 10,000+-square-foot home, an in-ground pool and a small orchard.There is also a historic barn, a small man-made lake, and classic outbuildings that are surrounded by a campus-like environment.The view is priceless, offering a spectacular 360-degree view that includes Mt. Hood and the coastal range beyond Swan Island, Mount St. Helens, and the Columbia River Gorge.Moyer is also offering a fund of up to $250,000 for any remodeling that may be needed.I always thought the day would come when my children would be able to build houses for themselves on the property, Moyer said. But we have all decided to make a permanent move closer to friends here in Gig Harbor, and to be closer to my business interests in the Seattle area as well.Moyer, who is currently serving in a pastoral position at the Puget Sound Christian Center in Tacoma, had numerous choices that he could have made before he decided to offer the Prune Hill property as an opportunity for a group to use as a higher purpose.There is an encroaching housing development that I could have sold the property to, he said. But then I realized I could provide a non-profit organization this opportunity and further Reginal’s and my higher purpose dream. This is my gift.Moyer has a passion for education and believes it would be an ideal location as an educational campus for a college, high school academy, or vocational training facility.He believes an arts organization might benefit from the property because of the natural surrounding beauty and vista.He also feels a church would welcome it as a possible site, use it as a retreat, or it could be made available as a mission headquarters for a ministry organization.Other organizations that are involved in retreats are welcome to submit an application as well. Anyone, in fact, with a good idea to put to use, is welcome to inquire.The only requirement Moyer requests is that anyone asking to be accepted as the new caretaker of the property be able to afford the property’s upkeep and on-going expenses.Moyer has asked a number of his friends from Washington State to help with the final decision. Among them are: chairman emeritus of Nordstrom, Jack McMillan; former president of the Frank Russell Co., Eric Russell; and former U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith. The Moyer name may be familiar to Pacific Northwest residents. Tim Moyer was one of the founders of the Bank of Vancouver, Washington; and was the president of over 300 Luxury Theatres located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada and Alaska.He was also a candidate for the 3rd Congressional seat for the United States House of Representatives in 1993.The Prune Hill property can be viewed by visiting: www.tmoyer.com/prunehill.Applications for the property can be submitted to Moyer through e-mail at: tim@tmoyer.com. “

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