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ASHLAND, Ore. — A single mother lost her home in the Almeda Fire, but her hope is stronger than ever, after the Phoenix-Talent School District helped her find a new place to call home. The Brooks family, like so many others, lost their home on September 8th. “The day of the fire, we actually went to the fairgrounds, we didn’t know what happened to our house, we had heard different rumors,” said home recipient, Christy Brooks. Brooks is a single mother to two daughters, 12-year-old Jordan and 5-year-old Alissa. When Brooks finally found out what became of her home, her life was forever changed, “When we got to the trailer.. there was considerable smoke damage as well as water damage. the floor was almost destroyed.. the toilet in our bathroom fell through the floor… the ceiling was collapsing.” Brooks says she stayed in the damaged trailer until it was a deemed a loss. The Red Cross then arranged a room at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Ashland for Brooks and her daughters. She lived there up until 2 days ago. “I got in touch with the school district and Lucy and Alice were amazing… and within a couple weeks we had the trailer,” said Brooks. The Phoenix-Talent School District, in partnership with the Rogue Retreat and many other organizations, has been donating RVs to families displaced by the fire. “It is difficult to be a parent with young children in a motel, and so we understood that it […]