MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford's city sister in Alba, Italy is helping students who lost everything in the September wildfires. Alba's Sister City Committee started fund raising to help raise money for fire victims of the Phoenix-Talent School District.
"The fire was so devastating we were really shocked by it and that's why the crowd funding started." said Luisella Vernone, Alba's Sister City Committee President.
Raising a total of $4,870, this donation will go along side the Phoenix-Talent Alumni Association to fund scholarships to students who have lost their homes in the Almeda Fire.
This past year the city of Medford and Alba celebrated its 60th anniversary of being a sister cites.
Superintendent Brent Barry with the Phoenix-Talent School District says that this relationship is like family.
"That sister city long standing relationship between Medford and Alba we want to share how special that bond is," Barry said. "This provides hope and if anything to reduce any barrier to continue their education and this is a great partnership between Alba that is allowing that to happen."