During last night's informative community meeting on the Tunnel Fire, it was the words of Coconino County Board of Supervisors Chair Patrice Horstman that stood out to us:
"This is a time for neighbors to help neighbors."
United Way of Northern Arizona is currently raising money to help those impacted by the Tunnel Fire through the UWNA Crisis Response Fund. You can donate to the fund by texting UWNAZresponse to 41444. Donations can also be processed on our website here.
Money raised through the fund will be used to support families with immediate needs now and in the future, as they rebuild and return to their homes.
When that will be is uncertain at this point. Today is another red flag day, with low humidity and high winds causing "critical fire conditions." Friday is supposed to have cooler temperatures and slightly higher relative humidity, but the winds are expected to be even stronger.
As we wait for this latest wildfire to play out, we can be reassured that our corner of northern Arizona has always been resilient during times of crisis. Part of that strength lies in the resolve of our residents to Step Up for Our Community.
Please consider a donation to the UWNA Crisis Response Fund today and, as always, Thank You for Living United.