Boles Fire Long Term Recovery
In an alarming 120 minutes, the Boles Fire disaster on September 15, 2014 in Weed, CA destroyed 143 homes, 2 churches, several nonprofits and businesses-including Siskiyou County's food bank pantry, the Weed Library, Head Start offices and the Weed Community Center. It also severely damaged the Roseburg Forest Products mill, displacing some 60 workers while leaving almost one third of the town's property owners and renters alike without a house to go home to.
With a credible history of helping Siskiyou County nonprofits and organizations, the Community Foundation set up the Community Disaster Relief Fund to provide an immediate means to deliver monetary assistance efficiently and effectively to the nonprofits and organizations serving the families and agencies impacted by the fire.
As the rebuilding of homes, churches and businesses takes place, unanticipated needs for individuals and the community will continue to emerge. The Fund is available to support the creative solutions that continue to come from the local Weed Long Term Recovery Group and ongoing involvement of the Community Foundation staff.
Related Fund: Community Disaster Relief Fund