Community Foundation Creates Disaster Fund for Boles Fire in Weed

In response to the Boles Fire in Weed, the Shasta Regional Community Foundation has established the Community Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to families, non-profits and organizations impacted by the fire.

The Boles Fire burns in Weed, California. Photo courtesy of JPR, originally posted by Mari C. Shanta via Facebook.

The fund was established with a gift from the foundation’s Stewardship Endowment Fund, and is accepting  monetary donations to give the public opportunities to help. Click on this link to learn more and donate to the Community Disaster Relief Fund.

According to CAL FIRE, the Boles Fire, that started about 1 a.m. Monday, has burned more than 350 acres and destroyed 100 structures. It is 20 percent contained.

Jefferson Public Radio reporters Victoria Reed and Valerie Ing‘s story told how the devastating Boles Fire “ripped through the small city of Weed Monday afternoon, reducing entire neighborhoods to smoldering rubble, burning the Holy Family Catholic Church, damaging an elementary school and burning portions of the town’s largest employer, Roseburg Forest Products Mill.”

Click here for the whole story on JPR.

Click here for Boles Fire photos at KRCR.

-from press release
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1 Response

  1. Avatar Kerry Caranci says:

    Thank you for helping us get the word out! Our thoughts are with everyone in the Weed community. Yet again, we are amazed by the generosity of everyone throughout Shasta and Siskiyou Counties.