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7/17/2013 10:07:00 AM
To help families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots
PVtrib.com Graphic/Chris A. Porter
PVtrib.com Graphic/Chris A. Porter

The following is a list of organizations that are accepting donations for families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill fire on June 30 and the Yarnell residents who have been displaced by the fire.

An all-volunteer Yarnell Hill Recovery Group has formed with five key leaders - three from Yarnell and two from Peeples Valley and sub-committees set up to provide the array of services for residents. The group's website, www.YarnellHillRecoveryGroup.org will provide a single place for residents to get news about recovery efforts and connect with services. The Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church has set up a special account to help the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group through the National Bank of Arizona. The routing number is 122105320 and the account number is 7600002730. Checks payable to Yarnell Hill Recovery Group can be sent to Yarnell Hill Recovery Group, P.O. Box 1086, Yarnell AZ 85362. Donations are tax-deductible. Contact the steering committee at info@yarnellhillrecoverygroup.org. Residents' immediate needs are cash and travel trailers so people have somewhere to stay on their property while they are rebuilding. Anyone who has a trailer to loan or donate should contact Kathleen Stowe at 928-231-9341.

T-shirts honoring the Hotshots are available from Prescott Firefighters Charities, part of the Prescott Fire Department at www.prescottffcharities.org/granite-mountain-hotshot-memorial-shirt or at Albertsons, Fry's, and Safeway stores in Prescott, Chino Valley and Prescott Valley and also through Prescott Hotshots and Prescott Fire Department at http://www.granite19.com/. All orders are received, packaged and shipped by members of the Prescott Hotshots and Prescott Fire Department.

Madshirtz at 1442 W. Gurley is selling commemorative T-shirts, with the entire cost of the shirts to benefit the Hotshots' families. The shirts are $15.

The Arizona School Boards Association is conducting a statewide drive to provide financial assistance necessary to meet the full range of education needs for the children and families of the 19 Hotshots. The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Education Fund will provide the 13 children, three unborn children and spouses and fiancées of the crew members all reasonable assistance with education needs from early childhood until the youngest child reaches age 22. The goal is to raise $5 million. The fund has been established with Wells Fargo, account number 8008516158. In addition, donors may mail checks made out to the Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Education Fund, with the account number noted on the memo line, and sent to the fund's fiscal agent, the Arizona School Boards Assocation, 2100 N. Central Ave., Suite 200, Phoenix AZ 85004, for deposit into the account.

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is coming together in a "collabrew," led by the Prescott Brewing Company, which will brew "Heroes 19," with 19 different hops and a 19 on the color scale to create an American brown ale. The Prescott Brewing Company will create the commemorative ale in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots on Thursday and Friday of next week. All proceeds will go to Prescott Firefighters Charities to help families of the Hotshots. Partnering with Prescott Brewing Company in the project are the 35 members of the craft brewers guild, many of whom have donated hops for the special beer. Prescott Brewing Company is directly affected by the tragedy, because one of its employees was on the Hotshot crew. The Heroes 19 will be available for purchase at breweries around the state about Aug. 1.

Foulmouth Productions will present Metal for Heroes to benefit families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots on July 20 at both the Drunken Lass Irish Pub and Scotties Prescott, which will open their stages to up to 20 metal bands from both Prescott and other state locations. One-hundred percent of the $10 donations for admission to the shows will go to the 100 Club of Arizona to help Hotshot families.

The United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association, together with Prescott Fire Fighters Charities, has established a 501©3 relief fund at any Chase bank. Ask for the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association Account set up to benefit firefighters' families. Visit www.yarnellfallenfirefighters.com for complete information. Donors may donate to this account using PayPal or mail their donations to UPFFA, 61 E. Columbus, Phoenix, AZ, 85012. All of the tax-deductible contributions will go to the firefighters families. The site states donations may also be made through the 100 Club or the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

The 100 Club of Arizona is raising money for the families of the fallen firefighters.

Donors may click on a link on its website, www.100club.org, to contribute to the club's Survivors Fund in memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

They also may mail checks to the club at 5033 N. 19th Ave., Suite 123, Phoenix, AZ 85015. To donate directly to the families, indicate on the memo line of the check Phoenix Firefighters Union Relief Fund.

Checks may be payable to the union relief fund to the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association, 61 E. Columbus, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

For more information, call (602) 485-0100.

United Way of Yavapai County has established an account at National Bank of Arizona to benefit families of the 19 firefighters and Yarnell victims who have lost their homes. Donations to the Yarnell Fire Fund can be made in person at any National Bank of Arizona branch, through United Way's website, www.unitedwayyavapai.org or by mailing a check made out to "Yarnell Fire Fund" to UWYC, 634 Schemmer Drive, Suite 302, Prescott AZ 86305. One-hundred percent of the donations will be distributed to the Hotshots' families and Yarnell residents. UWYC will not take an administrative fee from this fundraiser, executive director Melanie Jacobson said.

United Way of Yavapai County no longer needs clothing and shoes for the Yarnell Hill fire victims whose homes have been destroyed or damaged.

However, United Way is collecting brooms, mops, dustpans, buckets, paper towels, boxes of heavy trash bags and cleaning agents (such as bleach and detergent) to remove smoke and slurry. Yarnell Residents who are returning to their property need face masks for cleaning up outside, along with outdoor tools, such as rakes, shovels, and heavy-duty trash bags.

United Way also is seeking good furniture and non-perishable foods but may not accept any appliances or appliances made from white metal.

Donations can be taken to warehouse space at the far-western end of the backside of the Boulders shopping center on Gail Gardner Way. The drop-off site will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For information, call Yvonne at UWYC, 778-6605 or (cell) 899-7390.

The Yavapai College Foundation is creating the Granite Mountain Hotshots Scholarship Fund for community college needs of the children and spouses of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots team members. The college ensures that two-year scholarships will be available to the family members for attending Yavapai College, or the equivalent amount will be portable to any college they choose to attend. Once the higher education needs of the families are met, any additional funds will be used to provide scholarships for students in the fire science program. People can donate to the scholarship online at http://www.yc.edu/hotshots, by calling the Yavapai College Foundation at 928-776-2025 or mailing a donation to Yavapai College Foundation, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott AZ 86301.

American Red Cross does not accept food or clothing donations. The best way to help is through financial donations by texting REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation off your next wireless bill; call 1-800-733-2767; visiting www.redcross.org/donate or mailing a check to American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter 6135 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix AZ 85015.

The Arizona Community Foundation, in partnership with its affiliated Yavapai County Community Foundation (YCCF) has set up a Disaster Relief Fund to address needs resulting from the Yarnell Hill fire. Donors may give online with a credit card at www.regionline.com/yarnellhill.

C-A-L Ranch Stores are accepting donations at their Prescott, Flagstaff and Show Low locations to support the Yarnell community and help families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. All donations will be split equally between the Yavapai County Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and the 100 Club. Donations will be accepted through July 31.

Military-Graphics has designed a decal that pays tribute to the Granite Mountain Hotshots. All proceeds from sales go to Prescott Fire Fighters Charities. To see the decal and order, log onto www.military-graphics.com.

Local Girl Scouts will collect non-perishable food items, clothing, toiletries, school supplies and small household goods to help Yarnell Hill fire victims from 9 a.m. to noon July 20 at the YMCA, 750 Whipple St.

The Salvation Army is helping Yarnell residents by providing social services, expanded meals, and emotional and spiritual care.

To donate, visit https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/southwest/Yarnell-Fire, or call (800) 725-2769) and designate "AZ Fires." Checks can also be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 80066, Prescott, AZ 86304. Please designate "AZ Fires."

Donors also may text IGIVE AZ to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army opened two assistance centers Monday in Yarnell to aid residents affected by the fire. The centers are located at the Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church and at the State Individual Assistance Center at the Yarnell Senior Center. The centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Salvation Army staff is providing services that include food, cleanup kits, utility aid and temporary housing.

AAA Arizona is collecting water and nonperishable food items for the Salvation Army at its offices statewide. Triple A will collect food and water for victims of the fire through July 19.

For more information, log onto AAA.com.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, in cooperation with local support efforts in Arizona, has set up a national fund to accept donations to help survivors and co-workers of the 19 fallen firefighters. The Arizona Line of Duty Death Response Team, which is affiliated with the foundation, activated its services Sunday. For more information, call (301) 447-1365, or visit www.firehero.org.

On Aug. 19, Talking Rock Ranch will host a golf tournament and fundraiser in memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Proceeds, administered by the United Phoenix Firefighters Association (UPFFA), will go to families of the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots. The tournament will tee off with a shot-gun start at 10:30 a.m. Lunch, dinner and a commemorative item will be included in the entry fee. Individuals can reserve a spot for $500. Golfers signing up as a foursome can purchase their round for a total of $1,800. Major corporate sponsorships are available, starting at $5,000 and include golf at Talking Rock and special recognition. Cash donations of any amount are welcome. Donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible. The goal is to raise $250,000. For information and details, contact the Talking Rock Fundraising Committee at 928-493-2603 or email

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