As we head into the weekend, we are pausing to communicate with you—our extended community—to share a bit about what has been happening in our world and to let you know— amidst all our shared and unique challenges—we are thinking of you!
You may have heard, on Tuesday, the “Alameda Fire” began as a grass fire in our town of Ashland. The wild winds lapped up flames from the dry grasses and spit them out onto the tops of trees along a greenway. At warp speed, the fire traveled from Ashland to the small towns of Talent and Phoenix, and on to Medford. Each community was touched with the devastating loss of homes and business, as well as the tragic loss of pets. This presented a tremendous challenge on top of an already rough year.