Latinx Community Coming Together after Loss of Homes 9/12

Latinx community coming together after Almeda Fire

MEDFORD, Ore. – KOBI TV FEMA estimates about 600 homes were destroyed in the Almeda fire.

Many who lived in the decimated complexes are part of the Latinx community. Those whose homes were spared are now doing what they can to help.

“It’s heartbreaking. I just had a little girl come to me. They came to get stuff for their home. And she broke down in tears. She’s about 6 years old just saying I have no house. So I’m asking the community to help,” said Erika Soto, Medford resident.

Anyone in need of assistance is asked to contact Erika Soto at 541-613-5700. People are able to make deliveries if the evacuee is unable to come to the pick-up area. They say they are willing to help people in need regardless of race.


FEMA estima acerca de 600 casas fueron destroyidas en el fuego llamada “Almeda” en Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, y sud Medford. Muchos, quienes vivieron en complejos diezmados, son parte de la comunidad latinx.  Los que viven en casas ‘ahorradas’ ahora estan haciendo lo que puedan para ayudar. Ericka Soto, un residente de Medford me dijo, “Es desgarrador!”  Una nina pequenia vino a mi diciendo, “Vinieron para sacar cosas por mi casa.”  Ella estaba llorando mucho.  Ella tiene 6 anos y dijo, “Yo no tengo una casa.  Entonces estoy pidiendo ayuda de la comunidad.” Qualquiera persona que necesita asistencia debe llamar a Ericka al numero 541-613-5700.  Gente puede hacer entregas por el evacuado si no se puede llegar al area para buscar las cosas. Estan despuestos de ayudar gente que necesita ayuda no importa la raza.

//inserted by Sharon