On September 8, 2020, a devastating fire swept through neighborhoods in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. Thousands of families lost their homes, including four Rogue Creamery team members. Now, a year later, our community is still reeling; the pandemic and a historic housing shortage have limited options for those who were displaced.
Recently, Aiden Gardiner and Rachel Bujalski of the New York Times traveled to Southern Oregon to profile five families impacted by the Almeda Fire. They spoke with Martin Rocha, a Rogue employee who is now living in temporary housing provided by Rogue Creamery.