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Phoenix, Talent students build bed frames for victims of the Almeda Fire

Talent Maker City is hosting workshops for students to learn new carpentry skills and help their communities rebuild.

Posted: Oct 25, 2020 6:12 PM

TALENT, Ore. — Sunday's at Talent Maker City are filled with the sounds of power tools as students from Talent and Phoenix build bed frames. Those bed frames represent more than a place for someone to lay their head. They represent hope.

That's because the bed frames the students are learning to build are being donated to victims of the Almeda Fire who lost everything.

"It's really special to have the community come together and help with these," Allison French, the programs director at Talent Maker City, said. "It's touching and it's awesome."

The Sunday workshops are geared to children between the ages of 11 and 17 to teach them trade skills. Carpentry is the main focus of this workshop, although many more are offered through Talent Maker City.

Bed frames for fire victims are provided at no cost to the families thanks to local donations and the Girls Build program. And some of the students are making their own bed frames after losing their homes and most of what they owned in the Almeda Fire.

"My neighborhood burned down with many of my friends' neighborhoods," Bryan Flores said. "And just being able to have the opportunity to make my own bed. It really excited me."

For Flores, building his own bed frame was a sort of healing process. He hopes the same feeling extends to the community that is working to rebuild.

"It'll be fun and it'll help others at the same time so I feel like it'd be really great if the entire community did something like this," Flores said.

"It's a sign of our resiliency," French said. "We're going to come out of this ok on the other side because even if you were impacted by the fire, you're still willing to roll up your sleeves and get in and do something."

To request a bed frame for your family or someone you know, click here and fill out the form that follows. You can request a bed for a future date if you still don't have a semi-permanent or permanent residence.

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