Medford’s twin town in Italy donates nearly $ 5,000 to Phoenix Talent School Dist.

PHOENIX TALENT, Ore. – The Phoenix Talent School District recently received a special gift from Medford’s twin town in Italy.

Medford’s twin town Alba in Italy heard of the devastating Almeda fire and wanted to help.

The Sister City Committee raised a total of $ 4,870 which they donated to a newly established Phoenix Talent School District Scholarship Fund.

The fund helps the schoolchildren affected by the fire.

“We hope to create a fund for our students, including those in kindergarten [right now]That qualifies them because they lost their homes in the Almeda fire on September 8, ”said Brent Barry, Superintendent of the Phoenix Talent School District.

Barry says he’s grateful that Medford’s twin town cares so much about the whole area.

NBC5 news reporter Mariah Mills is from Medford. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She also studied sociology.

At school, she reported on Oregon athletics for the student-run Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, reading, hiking, and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and Oregon Ducks.

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