Community Disaster Relief Fund Continues to Impact Long Term Recovery Efforts From the Boles Fire in Weed
The results of donations made to the Community Disaster Relief Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, established to help in the long term recovery in the aftermath of the Boles Fire in Weed, became prominent this week. For homeowners who are rebuilding and ready, deliveries of dirt and soil amendments are arriving in their yards, thanks to a $15,000 distribution to the Rotary Club of Weed Charitable Foundation who designed and coordinated the project to meet community needs. “Homeowners are finding that construction costs are leaving them short to afford landscaping for their new homes”, explained Leon Thompson, Rotary member and Resources Committee Chair of the Long Term Recovery Group. “This project will help to beautify not only a homeowner’s yard, but return fire affected neighborhoods to near normalcy.”
Also noteworthy, construction on the first Siskiyou Habit for Humanity house in Weed began with a group of volunteers from the San Francisco Bay Area this week.
The Siskiyou Habit for Humanity planned projects were kick started with a $50,000 distribution from the Community Disaster Relief Fund. Kerry Caranci, CEO of the Community Foundation stated “Both of these necessary projects have been made possible by the generosity of the donors to the Community Disaster Relief Fund, Weed’s Long Term Recovery Group efforts, and the resiliency of the Weed community. Funding both short and long term relief has been a very important goal for the Community Foundation and we remain committed.”
To see a list of all disbursements to date from the Community Disaster Relief Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, click HERE