April 2017 LTRG City Council Report

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The LTRG Case Management and Volunteer Coordinator continue to assist in matching available resources and volunteer help to ensure fairness and prevent duplication of services for those households affected by the 2014 Boles Fire. Together with the field Construction Coordinator, these folks have been the backbone of a strong recovery in Weed as recognized by the Weed Chamber of Commerce. In March, we hosted three college teams from around the country who worked hard on private and Siskiyou Habitat 4 Humanity house projects. They were treated to a luncheon prepared for them by the Weed Elementary students from the Green Team cooking class. Two groups (32 workers) are scheduled for April visits; May 7th, the 30+ team from Lafayette /Orinda Presbyterian Church will be returning doing much work to move many remaining projects in the burned area forward.

“…This is the best job I have ever had. Every day I get to meet or talk to the very best people. Every day is a renewal of faith in human nature. We will survive whatever may come with the knowledge that we are not alone or forgotten…” – Brenda Duchi, Volunteer Coordinator, Weed Long Term Recovery Group

At a recent public meeting Brendan Butler, President of the Weed St. Vincent de Paul Society expressed concern about the recovery needs of the Lake County area citizens affected by the Valley and Clayton fires and passed on a request from the Sonoma County District Council for aid and assistance. It was noted that the Weed LTRG staff has been in regular communication and offered to share our recovery experiences and organizational structure with anyone working on recovery in that region. If citizens from our area would like more information about this Lake County request, they can contact Brendan Butler at 650.255.4614.

A presentation by Mike Rodriguez of the Weed Recreation & Parks District showing plans for the Weed Community Center was shared with the group in anticipation of a future funding request from the remaining disaster relief funds.

Fiscal Report Shasta Regional Community Disaster Relief Fund Funds Raised to Date by SRCF $641,356.97
Grants Recommended/Disbursed ($543,826.00) Subtotal $97,530.97 Refunds $8,981.58 Funds Remaining Today $106,512.55

United Way of Northern CA Total donations to Boles Fire Relief Fund $202,378.02 Total Grants to Date ($70,270.00)
Total Balance Remaining $132,108.02

Any community recovery projects that anticipate a need of fire recovery related funding should call Amanda Hutchings at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation at 530-244-1219 or visit www.shastarcf.org AND/OR contact Norma Mosqueda, Program Services Administrator, United Way of Northern California, 2280 Benton Dr. Building B, Redding, CA 96003, 530.241.7521, www.norcalunitedway.org

Upcoming meetings The LTRG meets next on Tuesday, May 9th at 2 pm in the Community Room at Great Northern Services, 310 Boles Street (note location change). These meetings are open to the public. The Executive Committee will continue to meet to consider any Disaster Relief Fund or United Way funding requests as they come up.

Contact info: • Case Manager Andrea Herr at 530 408-0012; aherrwltrg@gmail.com • Construction Coordinator: Patrick (Pat) Olson : 530 925-1426; olypat60@gmail.com • Volunteer Team Coordinator: Brenda Duchi: 530-408-0023; bjoyd.wltrg@gmail.com • Long Term Recovery Group Email: weedltrg@gmail.com or visit www.weed.recovers.org
• Weed LTRG Office location (by appointment): 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. www.ci.weed.ca.us


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