Salt River Project has announced a contribution of $25,000 to nonprofit agencies that responded to the recent wildfires that devastated many small communities in northeastern Arizona.
“The wildfires that occurred throughout Arizona in June, and particularly the Wallow Fire, have affected communities close to SRP’s facilities,” said SRP Community Outreach Manager Karen Fisch. “As a community partner, we felt it was imperative that we assist in these communities as they address the needs of their residents.”
SRP will donate $2,000 to the American Red Cross, which opened shelters in Pinetop/Lakeside to evacuees; $4,500 to The Salvation Army, which provided thousands of meals to the Wallow Fire evacuees; $6,500 to United Food Bank, which supplied food to the eastern portion of the state during the fires. SRP will also donate $1,000 to Round Valley Cares to supply the Springerville food bank; $1,000 to Arizona Outdoor Adventures; and $10,000 to United Way of Northern Arizona, which has established the Wallow Fire Fund to provide individuals and families with assistance as they recover from the fires and deal with potential flooding caused by monsoon rains.