LTRG July Report

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Weed LTRG to City Council Report 7/14/16 Audra Gibson, Public Information Officer, Weed LTRG (530) 859-1607

Case Management is coordinating resources and volunteer help for survivors who would like assistance in any phase of recovery. Call Andrea Herr, 408-0012 at the LTRG office located upstairs from the library at 150 Alamo.

Weed LTRG is looking to partner with any plans for a two-year Anniversary of the Boles Fire on or around Thursday, September 15, 2016. Please contact the office to coordinate or share your plans.

Fiscal Report Shasta Regional Community Disaster Relief Fund has distributed $470,728.42 with a balance of $170,628.55 United Way of Northern CA has distributed $69,270 with a balance of $133,108.02 Projects in need of funding can call Amanda Hutchings at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation at 530-244-1219 or research grant opportunities at AND/OR contact Derek Collard, Program Services Administrator, United Way of Northern California, 2280 Benton Dr. Building B, Redding, CA 96003, 530.241.7521,

Media Coverage Recent media coverage included a North State Public Radio interview click HERE and Channel 12 TV feature click HERE

Volunteer Coordination In June and July, we assigned 55 volunteers scheduled to assist with projects for survivors! Our local churches are stepping up to let these wonderful volunteers know how much they are appreciated. If anyone wants to be involved with hosting logistics, please contact Brenda Duchi at 530.408.0023. Many groups express an interest in returning next year if need continues. Tentative schedules for 2017 are already being set up.

Construction - Weed Building Department reports as of 7/13/16 46 homes have received final or temp occupancy permits 10 houses under construction 2 churches under construction No homes in plan check at this time that are fire related

Resources – Phase 1 of the ‘Dirt Project’ of the Weed Rotary Foundation and the Community Disaster Relief Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation has been completed. As a result, 25 families are now moving forward with landscaping at their homes. Registration for Fall ’16 deliveries of soil and amendments are now underway, with 6 families already signed up. Any other survivors wanting to take part in this program or having other recovery needs should call Andrea Herr at 530.408.0012.

Gratitude Announcement The Rotary Foundation wants to publically thank Roseburg Forest Products Company, Shasta Brown, Inc. and Solano’s Home Improvement Center, and the many energetic volunteers for partnering in the landscaping dirt delivery effort. The Weed Store, owner Mark Stensaas donated 31 hats to two youth group volunteers this week. The visiting kids are thrilled and feel so welcomed! Crystal Geyser in Weed has been very generous again this year. They have donated water to keep the volunteers hydrated during the heat of summer.

Upcoming meetings The LTRG meets monthly - next on Tuesday, August 11th at 2 pm at the Parks and Rec Conference Room at Bel Air Park on College Avenue. These meetings are open to the public. The Executive Committee will meet to consider any Disaster Relief Fund or United Way funding requests as they come up outside of these meeting times.

Contact info: Case Manager Andrea Herr at 530 408-0012; Construction Coordinator: Patrick (Pat) Olson : 530 925-1426; Volunteer Team Coordinator: Brenda Duchi: 530 408-0023; Long Term Recovery Group Email: or visit Weed LTRG Office location: 150 Alamo Street, Weed, CA Physical mailing address is Weed Long Term Recovery Group, PO Box 635, Weed, CA 96094 Weed Recovers LTRG tab is on the City’s website home page updated with important information as it becomes available.

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