MEDFORD, OR-- The Camp Fire in Paradise, California is impacting the Black Bear Diner in Medford, the one in Grants Pass and well the the other 100 plus Black Bear Diners across the country.
Ellen Moore the owner of the Medford and Grants Pass Black Bear Diner says "The impact of the fire in the Northern California is close to the hearts of the black bear family because because we have a black bear in Paradise, California."
Ellen says everyone that works at the restaurants are family. So it was an easy decision to donate 10% of their profits tomorrow to help the employees of the Paradise restaurant.
Moore says "The employees lost their homes, their vehicles and place of employment."
This fundraiser is happening at all the restaurants, but this especially hits close to home for Ellen.
Moore says "It could happen to anybody."
Ellen shared this photo with me. All that's left of the restaurant in Paradise is the welcome sign. Behind it the restaurant is left in pieces.
Moore says "We just want to do this to support everybody especially the employees."
Ellen talked to Stan Morket about the fundraiser going on tomorrow. It turns out stan's daughter is volunteering in Paradise, California right now.
Stan Morkert says "And she's helping sort through the ruble and that yesterday."
Even though he was eating at the restaurant today he says they are going to come tomorrow.
Stan Morkert says "Yes yes yes, appreciate what they are doing."
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