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More than 700 Give Online to Help

 

Since July 1, the Yarnell Disaster Relief Fund has received about $750,000 in contributions. Gifts from YCCF funds established by the Kieckhefer family to honor Bob and Dudie Kieckhefer were added to the original matching dollars, which were contributed by YCCF, ACF, generous community partners, private foundations, businesses, and individuals.

Major contributors include the Nina Mason Pulliam Trust, Hickey Family Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Cox Communications, Apollo Group, BMO Harris Bank, Arizona Diamondbacks Charities, Intel, C-A-L Ranch Stores, Chauncey Foundation, Christ Lutheran Church of Sedona, Cobham Aerospace, Country Bank, Crossfit Prescott, Denver Foundation, Foothills Bank, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Harkins Theater, Lions Club, Patagonia-Sonoita Rotary Club, The Seattle Foundation, The Withington Foundation, Unity Church of Prescott, The Wellik Foundation, WellCare Community Foundation, Western Alliance Bank, Yavapai Gaming Agency and the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe.

 

Arizona Firefighters Fund

This fund, established at ACF in
2012, will help support training costs
for Arizona's rural firefighters. Go to
www.azfoundation.org/helpazfirefighters
and find out more.

A second fund, the Yarnell Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established shortly after the fire with a $100,000 lead gift from Helios Education Foundation, followed by a $200,000 gift from Arizona Public Service. The long-range fund will provide college scholarships for the children of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and other fallen firefighters when they come of age, supporting tuition and other academic supports for any college, university, vocational or technical school the students attend. Gifts to this fund now total about $460,000 and will continue to grow over time and through additional gifts.

You may use the form below to add your gift to: the Disaster Relief Fund to aid with community re-building and support; or the Scholarship Endowment to provide college tuition for children of fallen firefighters. Your generosity and support for neighbors in need is appreciated.