Fire Took Everything

Hello, I am starting this fundraiser in hopes to help my uncle recover as best he can from losing everything in the Jackson County Alameda fire in Phoenix Oregon. My name is Chris and I was raised in the Rogue Valley and lived there my whole life before moving to the Eugene area for work about 5 years ago.

My family has lived in the Rogue Valley for generations and my uncle Brad Powers was born and raised in Ashland. My uncle has worked harder in his life than most anyone else I have ever met. He worked for the phone company for decades running lines high up in the sky and responding when storms and accidents knocked out communication. He is the first person to offer help when anyone around him struggles. He is a good man that has seen more suffering in his lifetime than anyone should ever even think of. In the past 3 years he has buried his daughter lost to cancer, (the second child he has buried of his three) his mother, and buried his gal. He suffers daily from nerve pain left over as a result of a broken neck corrected wrong. He is truly on his own with serious medical conditions like macular degeneration and severe COPD to start. He lost his home and vehicle, and he cannot function in our current air quality at all. The man was awoken by police banging on his door to pull him from his home and didn’t have a single moment to gather anything or get important items like paperwork and prescriptions. He described the scene as he opened his front door as something out of a horror movie and was only able to compare it to what war time looks like. The fire came quick and took everything he had worked for. Nothing remains of his home or his belongings but ash. He barely escaped with his life and I can't put into words how truly thankful my family is that he survived. I have set him up as best I can in my own home north in Eugene, Oregon.

He has nothing left. He has not even the most basic items. No clothes, no toothbrush, no insurance... Can you imagine? Nothing. We are hoping for help in raising funds to ensure he can get established again.  I am hoping that our community locally and across the nation can come together and show him that he still has a lot to live for and that he is very loved. Please help and share if you can in anyway you can. 

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    • $100 
    • 4 mos
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    • $100 
    • 4 mos
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    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
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    • $50 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer

Chris Powers 
Organizer
Medford, OR
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