Reno-Sparks Rotary Club rallies for Camp Fire victims

Published: Nov. 19, 2018 at 10:16 PM PST
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Brian and Pam Gray evacuated with just a couple hours to spare before the

consumed their home of 10 years. The couple is well-known in the town of Paradise, and say they are committed to rebuilding.

"People were just scrambling," Pam says. "We have a bike path in town and they turned that into another road and just drove down the bike path. When we were leaving, people were on ATV's and bicycles. It was crazy."

Brian serves as the president of the Paradise Rotary Club. He says it's been difficult having to ask for help rather than providing it, like he's used to.

"What we really need is to rebuild this town and the only way I know how to do that is to beg," he says. "I'm not used to that. I'm used to writing the check, not receiving it."

The Grays say by donating through the Paradise or Reno-Sparks Rotary Clubs, your money is guaranteed to go directly to helping victims and rebuilding the community.

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"Anything people do to help that they feel in their heart is helpful and sometimes people don't have anything to share but good wishes and good thoughts. It means a lot," the couple says.