This family's father, Mike, aka Tuff Shed Mike, is an actual good friend of Local Smoke Radio. He is a great father and incredibly generous community member. "I am reaching out because I am facing something I cannot do on my own. My children have lost their home + all their belongings due to the fires in Oregon. They were evacuated + are now safe thankfully, but we are left to pick up the pieces remaining in their lives + hearts. I am calling on my community as support to give them a new beginning. Whatever you share may it come back to you manyfold Prayers welcomed as well. Thank you so much."
My name is Alicia Rezendes and My Parents, Michael and Sandy Boyce’s home, was a part of the devastation of the Almeda Fire that destroyed most of Phoenix, Oregon. My childhood home and everything we knew and loved, is gone. This extreme loss comes just after my Mother’s breast cancer diagnosis in August, in which we are already needing to raise money to help cover medical expenses.
Donovan is personal friend of LocalSmokeRadio and this is the car many of you have seen in pictures parked in front of Talent Health Club. He is one of the most selfless individuals and has helped so many of us when he absolutely did not need to nor was ever asked. We are just trying to pay it forward and get him back a functioning vehicle, as you can see his was absolutely torched. He was able to grab little more than some clothes and personal belongings before escaping safely. Anything you can donate to help get him back a set of wheels and basic essentials would be appreciated more than you could know.
I never ask anyone for much of anything but right now we're physically and mentally drained. We lost our beautiful little kitten our savings and belongings in the fire. We need a bit of help if anyone can help just a bit that would be amazing. We need money to find a new home. Thanks for the love all. Shawn Thompson • September 9, 2020
"The Dojo" - The Almeda fire came so fast within just a matter of hours it decimated almost the entire neighboring towns of Phoenix and Talent, OR. My shop called “The Dojo” was located in North Phoenix, OR. Unfortunately, due to the spread of the fire, by the time I was preparing for evacuation at my home in Ashland, all roads were closed to the shop. I was unable to retrieve any of my valuables before it burned to the ground. I lost everything my business was built on that in which I have collected over the last ten years of my full-time flame-working career.
This wonderful family of three Tracy, Dave and Seneca plus their sweet kitty Mooshi lost everything Tuesday night. Escaping the fire in just the nick of time with only the clothes on their backs. Fortunately they are safe and together. Tracy is a new teacher at Phoenix High School and was just getting ready for the new school year. Seneca is about to start the 8th grade at Talent Elementary and Dave volunteered delivery food for the elderly and worked as a business consultant prior to the pandemic.
My name is James Ward. Recently I lost my house and everything I own with it. I was living in a tiny home on the outskirts of Talent, OR. The Almeda Fires which greatly affected Talent and Pheonix OR destroyed the property I was living on. I did not have time to go home and pack anything as I was returning from a trip. I am safe, my animals are safe, but I have lost all of my clothing, personal items, etc. I appreciate any donations to help me purchase, clothing, find a place to live, or provide some food for myself. Thank you for your help.
Do you like TOSU RAMEN. Well, in part it was probably because of this wonderful family: This morning it was confirmed that we had lost our family home to the Alameda Fire. We had lived there for over 12 years, and after the fire, absolutely nothing remains. Over the many year we lived there, we had made many incredible memories and friends. Knowing the fire took nearly everything from us and knowing we no longer have a place to go back to, breaks our heart. We lost so much due to this fire, and so we ask if any of you are able to help, please do. Anything helps. Esta mañana nos dieron noticia que nuestra casa se avía quemado. Vivimos ahí por mas de 12 años, teníamos fotos, memorias y mucho más en esa casa. Ahora no tenemos nada. Este fuego nos quitó todo. Estamos preguntado a nuestros amigos, conocidos, o cualquier persona que pueda, que por favor donen algo. Cualquier cosa ayudará.
We know Suzanne O'Berry is a gem of a human, a great mom (of human and pup alike), badass wife, and overall awesome person. Unfortunately, the recent firescape that has taken over the west coast touched her family; a few days ago, their house burned down. Suzanne already survived (and thrived) after getting through Katrina, so we know her heart and spirit is indomitable. We also know that sometimes even the strongest among us can use some help.
6 adults ranging from (78 to 20) and a 11 year old with a disability lost everything due to the Almeda wildfire in Southern Oregon. The day started as usual. The 5 adults went to work at the agriculture Grape Harvest. They have 3 vehicles but since they all work together they carpooled. The mom stayed with her 11 year old son who experiences Developmental Delays. Later that morning, she hears a loud knock at her door. It was the police telling her she had to leave NOW. She had no time to grab anything but their shoes, a few legal documents, and her cell phone. She doesn't drive so she started walking and called her husband to pick them up. The family felt helpless, they had lost everything, they literally only had the box of documents, a few sleeping bags, and blankets that were donated at the shelter. Last minute, they were able to borrow a pop-up camper were they have stayed the last 2 days but there are only 3 beds and 7 people. There is a portable bathroom outside but currently are having to use a water hose to shower and shower the young boy.
Raymond David Islas Preston created this GoFundMe on behalf of 5 families who were victims to the tragic Rogue Valley fire that swept through Southern Oregon. These are some of America’s essentials workers that have worked through this pandemic for the community. Now it’s our turn to give back to these families as they try to bring life back together during these horrific events. We are grateful for any donation anything helps thank you.
Mercedes, a single mom of 3 lost everything in the fire that ravaged Talent Oregon this week. She's a loved member of Over Easy and we're starting this GoFundMe for her. She's an extremely hard worker, an amazing mother and a dear friend. Donations will go to getting them new housing, supplies, food and clothing.