Fire Relief efforts in place for those impacted by the Yarnell fire:
- American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter – for immediate emergency assistance. Donations to the Red Cross can also be made at the registers at our local Bashas’. On the Red Cross Website, people can designate for Your Local Red Cross Chapter, which will support the Yarnell Hill fire efforts. There is an Arizona Wildfires designation that has been added, but the only way to designate this at this time is via the chapter (call and donate via phone at 602.336.6660 or via the 1.800.REDCROSS number). The Red Cross has noted that at this point they aren’t collecting items such as food, blankets, or toiletries. Monetary contributions are more beneficial for the time being.
- The Arizona Community Foundation, in partnership with the Yavapai Community Foundation located in Prescott, is accepting contributions to address long-term recovery efforts, including relief for displaced families and individuals, animal welfare, environmental needs, community clean-up, rebuilding and more. The Community Foundation is matching dollar for dollar up to $125,000. To find out more about this fund please go to: www.azfoundation.org/yarnellfire. Please note: the Foundation is not charging administrative fees on this fund. This fund will be dispersed according to the wishes and direction of the people of Yarnell.
- United Way Yarnell Emergency Fire Fund — the Fund will help those who have lost loved ones fighting the fire with the Granite Mountain Hot Shots and to the residents of Yarnell who have lost their homes to the wild fire.
Freeport employees – Matching Gifts Program — Donations of $25-$1000 made to qualified nonprofit organizations can be double matched by the company. Please go to freeportinmycommunity.com/pages/employee-matching-gifts-program to learn more about Matching Gifts and to complete the online form.