The WOODSHED 1015 N. Batavia St . Orange . 714/771-2626
Mike's Ohana

MIKE'S OHANA - our story
November 1, 2006 - Mike & Patty purchased the Woodshed. Patty kept her day job in L.A., helping out on Saturdays and evenings, while Mike worked 6 days a week with a focus on foodservice, adding restaurants to the established base of residential firewood customers.  He loved long conversations with customers, discussing aspects of the many varieties of  firewood he sourced throughout the country.  His passion was Cooking Wood and so began his dream project: Sharpe Gourmet Wood Chips.  His vision was filling the shelves of every local meat department with his carefully designed boxes and varieties.

September, 2009 - Everything came to a screeching halt: Mike was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.  Between  months spent in hospitals he struggled to get to his favorite place, the wood yard.  When he was strong enough, the hospital room became his office, making deals on the phone & even packing the prototypes of the Sharpe Gourmet Sampler Box.

September, 2011 - We created Mike's Ohana to honor his fight and join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk at Angels Stadium.  We were overwhelmed by the 1000's of people in attendance - supporters, survivors & the broken hearted who lost loved ones to the brutal cancer battle. 

January, 2012 - Sadly, the Woodshed lost our leader.  Mike's Ohana continues to honor his memory & help all those battling cancer!  With the amazing generosity of many, in 2013 we raised $100,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society & were able to  fund a research grant in Mike's name.

This year Mike's Ohana became an official 501(c) non-profit organization.  We continue the fight, so someday - another person doesn't have to lose the love of their life, child, parent, sibling, aunt, uncle, or friend to Cancer! 
"To live in the hearts of those we leave behind, is to never die." mjs            for more of our story visit:   www.MikesOhana.org

 JOIN THE FIGHT:
JULY 16, 2017
Craft Beer & Wine Tasting at the Red Leprechaun in Long Beach
*tickets also available at the Woodshed or Red Leprechaun


   
  Join Mike's Ohana & Walk with us to End Cancer - Angel's Stadium Sept. 23rd, 2017
  www.MikesOhanaLightTheNight.org
  
     Join Mike's Ohana & the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Researching Better Treatments & a CURE!
    www.MikesOhanaSistersForACure.com
    
   Mike's Ohana Orange Leukemia Awareness Bracelets $2 - available at the Woodshed