BBQ restaurant rebuilds from the ashes, strangers donate $28K to military family

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Three Salem, Oregon-area restaurants suffered fires this summer, but one was particularly devastating. It reduced Squatchy’s BBQ, a food trailer opened by a U.S. Army veteran less than a year earlier, to a hunk of twisted metal.

Nothing was salvageable.

But an outpouring of generosity from hundreds of people, near and far, have helped Jason and Julie Lorraine rebuild from the ashes. 

Previously: Army vet’s food truck, Squatchy’s BBQ, engulfed in flames, asks community for support

On a Sunday morning in mid-July, Jason Lorraine was more at

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