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Camp Fire Victims Build New Life in Medford

The community rallied to give them the supplies they need, including toys for 7-year-old Jazelle.

Posted: Jan 22, 2019 7:23 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- A family whose members lost their home because of the Camp Fire are rebuilding their lives in Medford.

Brittany Santos now lives in a two bedroom apartment with her 7-year-old daughter and her parents. They lost everything in the fire. But community members stepped up to make sure Jazelle, Brittany's daughter, has a bed and toys.

The bed came as a donation from Ashley Furniture Homestore, part of its Home to Dream program. The toys came from the community, and a Facebook page community.

"We all need to help each other," Debbie Saxbury said. She organizes the "Central Point Oregon - What's Happening Around Town" page. "We need to help our community; we need to help our neighbors."

Santos adds the group "Paradise Fire Adopt a Family" helped donate toys so Jazelle could have a Christmas this year. She says all the support has been appreciated, and badly needed.

"I had people messaging me just to give me an encouraging word which went a along way for me," Santos said. "Because you're at a place where you just feel really down and helpless [and] scared -- it was a holiday season and we had nothing." 

The Camp Fire had a special impact on one of the owners of Ashley Furniture Homestore, Rochelle Loogman. She grew up in Paradise.

"It definitely hit me personally," Loogman said. "It still is actually pretty emotional for me."

That's because she knows people whom the fire impacted.

"Many, many of my friends, my family's friends, and my parents -- they all lost everything." 

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