Melissa Fricke graduated from Crater in 1994 and SOU in 1998.
She says when she heard the news of the fire tearing through the area, she wanted to help any way she could. So, she gathered donations from southern Californians and has a truck from southern Oregon coming to pick up the supplies.
“We know that Oregon is hurting terribly, it’s been overwhelming. There’s been drop offs involved with tears and hugs,” said Frickee.
Frickee says TP Trucking based in Central Point is sending a truck to California to retrieve the supplies, they’ll then drive it back up to Oregon to distribute them to the community.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.