NRG Media is great local radio. We are not just a company we are a community; we are a family. We take pride in supporting communities. Like most families sometimes we disagree BUT one thing for certain when one of our own faces a challenge we come together to provide support (even if its 10,000 miles away); whether it be a kind word of comfort or even like now sharing Mark’s story for support.
Mark Reid is our Operations Manager in Central Nebraska. He’s originally from Southern Australia. He shared the news his parents suffered a devastating loss in South Australia due to a fire. This is note from Mark…
“On January 24 my parents lost their home of 40 years to a rapid destructive bushfire in the Adelaide Hills of Bradbury, South Australia. They are safe and staying with my sister Kerry. The fire at this point is under control and early investigation is that it was deliberately lit. Only two homes were lost so my parent’s house has become the go to image for media of the damage done by “The Cherry Garden” fire. Arson or natural occurring the same result happened where they lost everything and a house, car, and art gallery. There is little I can do from the USA due to COVID as Australia’s borders are closed. I ask to keep my parents in your thoughts and prayers at the difficult time. Thanks Mark “Reido” Reid”
Just how devastating the fire was, this excerpt is from the GoFundMe page established by a family friend to assist the Reids.
Don and Donna were instrumental in the preservation of Gwalia – Western Australia’s iconic outback mining town, Western Australia’s first State Hotel located in Gwalia and Donna created the most incredible art from artefacts rescued from Gwalia’s scrap pile.
They also established the Gwalia Museum in 1972, with the help of local volunteers from Leonora.
Absolutely devastating. Please send your collective good vibes to this amazing couple. Any donation big or small, to help them get back on their feet is greatly appreciated.
We wanted to share the Reids’ story with you to send positive thoughts not only to Mark since he’s unable to travel home at this time due to COVID but to his family so they find strength and comfort. Click the button below be redirected to the Reids’ GoFundMe page to learn more and if inclined, contribute.