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Devastating Lake County Fires Hit Home With Bear Cub Athletes

Douglas Street in Middletown, devastated by the Valley fire, is shown Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (KENT PORTER/ PD)
Douglas Street in Middletown, devastated by the Valley fire, is shown Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (KENT PORTER/ PD)

One of our current student-athletes, women's basketball player Ashley Hart, lost her house and her town in the fire that hit Middletown last week. Her sister Amber Hart also played for the Bear Cubs last season. There are also several other Bear Cub student-athletes who have been affected by these devastating fires.

The SRJC Athletic Department has set up three bins located in Tauzer 921 and the Athletic Training Room to collect items for the Valley fire victims. We are open 12-6pm weekdays.

The victims still need non-perishable food items, water, clothes, and toiletries.

To donate specifically to Ashley and Amber Hart's family GoFundMe account, please go to:  Campaign for New Hope for the Harts: http://de.gofund.me/x942pvfa

For more information on the fires and the Hart family, read Kerry Benefield's article in the Press Democrat:  http://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/4478304-181/benefield-valley-fire-may-stop?page=4