These two checks totaling $20,000 were donated by the Mechanics Bank in Yreka for the Hornbrook fire victims of July 2018.
An article last spring in the Columbia Magazine, monthly periodical of the Knights of Columbus, told about the Gary Sinise Foundation building a “Smart House” for a triple amputee veteran. The K of C Supreme council donated $200,000.00 toward this project. The local Mt Shasta Council was inspired to do something and raised $1,230.00 to help a local veteran. Pictured is Grand Knight Michael Christ presenting the check to Ed Pecis, president of the Sheriff Jon Lopey Foundation for veterans to be given to a local veteran with extraordinary expenses for medical treatment.
The Foundation has received monetary donations from across the state; as well as Oregon for the victims of the Weed Fire. We also received a private donation from Red Bluff, California for the victims of the Happy Camp Fire. We were able to help three victims with housing during evacuations; as well as one victim who lost their home. The Foundation is so grateful for our generous neighboring friends in Red Bluff, thank you.
The Shasta View Gallery & Gift Shoppe has received financial support from travelers passing through Weed and they didn’t even have to ask customers if they would like to round up their change when making a purchase to help the victims. Not only are there customers rounding up their change, but they are writing checks and giving generously! We would love to thank Cindy and Mark Stensaas for accepting donations and asking our Foundation to distribute the funds. We also would like to thank their friendly staff, especially Stacey and Kevin for speaking on our behalf. Thank you!!
The Sheriff Lopey Foundation has been giving the donations directly to the victims as soon as it is received. Board members are also contributing their physical help and personal items to help the victims. The Foundation has given back 100% of the donations to the community.
The Foundation is financially helping Weed Pride on October 31st with the Weed Harvest Festival at the College of the Siskiyous. The Elementary School normally hosts the event but due to the fire damage it sustained they were unable to have event. The neighborhoods around the school were also damaged. Therefore the Weed Pride organization was able to find the new location and decided to host this event. We will have a popcorn machine and table at the event. The Foundation plans to continue to support all the upcoming events in efforts to rebuild Weed.
Stand strong Weed and Happy Camp! We will continue to support you!
The Sheriff Lopey Foundation was planning to have their 2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser, October 24th at the Yreka Community Center, however; due to the Boles Fire in Weed, the Foundation Board decided to cancel the fundraiser.
Solano’s Home Improvements donated a wonderful raffle gift to the Foundation for this event: a 9mm, Smith & Wesson pistol. The Board pulled the winning ticket at their October 15th Board Meeting and the winner of the gun was Ryan Wilden from Lake Shastina. Congratulations Ryan!!! And a huge THANK YOU to Solano’s Home Improvements for their support to the Foundation as we hope Siskiyou County will enjoy their new gun store in Mt. Shasta! Thank you Solano’s!
Foundation Vice President Dan Halford, Ryan Wilden & Wayne Lougee at Solano’s Gun Store, Mt. Shasta