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Phoenix-Talent Schools help families impacted by the Almeda Fire

Resources ranging from the American Red Cross to free school supplies to hot food to voter registration were made available to families by the Phoenix-Talent School District.

Posted: Oct 9, 2020 5:55 PM

PHOENIX, Ore. — Families filled the parking lot of Phoenix High School Friday morning to receive a wide variety of aid thanks to the support of Phoenix-Talent Schools.

The school district's Fire Relief Day had a range of organizations available to help families who lost some or all of their possessions in the Almeda Fire. The American Red Cross was helping families get aid as well as representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Rogue Food Unites and World Central Kitchen provided hot meals from local restaurants for families and backpacks for students. Phoenix-Talent Schools also helped organize school supplies to help students who are getting ready to restart school.

"We kept hearing the need for our families to be able to reach out to all the resources in one stop," Christie Sanders, Phoenix High School's student manager and one of the organizers of the day-long event, said."

Emotional support staff was also available for people as well as a sign-up for the Phoenix-Talent Schools Fire Relief Fund which is providing money to families with students in their school district. Having all of these resources in one place made life easier for families who lost everything.

"To have it all here that's great," Michelle Ruthstrom, who lost her home and most of her and her family's possessions in the Almeda Fire, said. "We didn't have to spend our gas running all over town or going to see if someone can help. It's all right here."

Even Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker was there to help families get voting information or change their mailing address so they could vote in the upcoming election. It truly was a community effort to support those who need it most.

"It's just amazing how everyone has stepped up to help the people who lost their homes," Ruthstrom said. "Even people who had damage are out here helping to help people who lost everything. So I think it's great and I'm really proud of this community."

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