Camp Fire Victims Build New Life in Medford

Camp Fire Victims Build New Life in Medford

Posted: Jan. 22, 2019 7:17 PM
Updated: Jan. 22, 2019 7:17 PM

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says, "barbie dolls, art supplies, and a soccer ball are all donations from this community to help camp fire victims move forward." nats of jazell opening gifts jazell is 7 years old ...she just had her birthday, she told me today. this is her mom, brittany. these two...as well as brittany's parents... have just moved to medford...after escaping the camp fire. brittany worked early mornings at a healthcare call center in chico...and on that fateful morning...saw smoke above paradise. brittany says, "i looked outside and i was like wow that's a huge black cloud and it's right above my house." her mom grabbed jazelle from school... brittany raced home to grab her things. they all made it out.. and were reunited a couple hours later. brittany says, "it was really scary being a part of my daughter very scary." but they lost everything. and that's where the rogue valley comes in. debbie saxbury works at ashley furniture homestore and runs a facebook page. the store has a program called "hope to dream," where it donates beds to kids in need. debbie and her facebook page community...raise toys and essentials on the side. debbie says, "a friend reached out to the store myself and asked if we could help and we said of course and so this is where were at." the camp fire...hits a little closer to home for one of the owners of ashley furniture homestore. she grew up in paradise. phoner graphic, "it definitely hit me personally it's still is pretty emotional for me butt to many of my friends and my family friends and my parents they all lost everything." but now, newly 7- year-old jazelle has toys, a warm bed, new curtains...or maybe it's a cape. and her family...and a place to rebuild their lives. brittany says, "it was the kindest gesture that we could ever expect." rochelle adds proceeds from
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