In the wake of the disastrous Almeda Fire, which laid waste to much of North Ashland, Talent, and Phoenix, we explore the now-accessible areas of the burn zone. The scope of the destruction is truly hard to describe... the video itself doesn't even do it full justice. After wandering the ruins of a home belonging to one of Tripp's friends, we talk to Branch Shiveley, who tells us about his escape and his hopes to rebuild. Later, we go to the Phoenix Home Depot, where a relief station has been set up by volunteers from the Phoenix School District, and talk to the organizers. It's amazing to see how many people have come out to give their time and resources to help those who have been left needy by the crisis. As Mr. Rogers once said, "look for the helpers."
Resources for crisis victims and how to give your support to the needy of this community: http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?Nav...
And here's a link to Pastor Lee's "I care" church website:
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