ROSEBURG, Ore. — Since the Camp Fire ripped through Paradise, California on Nov. 8, destroying thousands of homes, donations have poured in of clothes, food and other supplies — so many that the Red Cross is now asking well-wishers to donate money instead of stuff. But what many residents of the destroyed town in Northern California don’t have is a place to stay. Hotels and campgrounds are full for miles around.
Here in Douglas County, however, just a five-hour drive from Paradise, plenty of RV spaces sit vacant during the winter months. Our space, and their need, gave Mike Kunert of Roseburg an idea. Why not ask the county government to open up its RV park spaces to refugees from Paradise?
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