In the front yard of a house on Todd Street in Roseburg, a simple metal cut out is bringing healing to a community so in need.
“My original idea was to take 50 bucks of materials and turn it into 500 and I thought that would be a good chunk,” Justin Troxel says, “I posted something on facebook and I had people lining up in my driveway 15 minutes later.”
Days later, that $500 has turned to $40,000, with every penny going to support the victims of the UCC shooting. Every piece of sheet metal has been donated by local businesses, and more than 70 volunteers have helped to paint them green. Troxel says it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions, but one that the entire community has gotten aboard.
“Everybody that’s been here has shed a lot of tears, but its not all just sad tears either its just people their happy they can help and people get emotional about it.”
Troxel has had requests for the $10 signs in all 50 states as well as Switzerland and France. He’s also invited any member of the president’s staff to stop by and pick one up for the White House lawn.
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.