The Hearst Corporation and family announced today it will join Sierra Pacific Foundation in partnering with the Shasta Regional Community Foundation for Carr Fire victims, relief and recovery efforts. The Hearst Corporation will be contributing $50,000 along with a personal gift of $10,000 from Steve and Barbara Hearst. The Sierra Pacific Foundation is also raising its initial commitment to $60,000, in addition to the planned match of Sierra Pacific Industries’ crewmember contributions.
“The Hearst family recognizes that the effects of the Carr Fire will linger long after the final flames are extinguished,” said Steve Hearst, Vice President and General Manager of Hearst’s Western Properties. “With the outpouring of support from near and far, we believe in the strength and determination of this community in working together to meet the many needs that will arise.”
“We continue to be inspired by the way our Shasta and Trinity county communities are pulling together to help each other in midst of loss and tragedy from the Carr Fire,” said Mark Emmerson, SPI Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. “We are humbled to have the Hearst Corporation, our industry peers, join us in this effort and hope these contributions will make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering.”
The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a resource-building organization throughout the North State. They enabled their Community Disaster Relief Fund to receive donations for those in the Northern California impacted by the Carr Fire. As the relief efforts continue over the coming weeks and months, the Sierra Pacific Foundation is prepared to engage in the long-term recovery efforts with the SRCF. SPI will also work with our community partners in additional efforts to assist local first responders and our affected crewmembers and community members.