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Stories shared in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

Stories told in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

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First Fifty Signs Were Gone Within an Hour

Justin Troxel is a welder in Roseburg. He began the Heart of Oregon sign fundraiser that raised over $134,000 for UCC victims, injured, and their families.

The day after the shooting, I thought what can I do to help? I was making the little Oregon shape with the heart cut out….I decided I’d go home and whip out some yard signs, see if I can’t turn $50 worth of material into $500. I posted on Facebook, asked people to share it, thinking 50 signs would be enough. The first fifty signs were gone within an hour.

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This project is conducted by The Hearth
and supported by The Ford Family Foundation
and the Douglas County Museum.

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