Yarnell-Peeples Valley: A caring, thriving community rising from the ashes.
The mission of the YHRG, Inc., is to:
a) Identify the unmet needs of residents and business owners in the Yarnell hill area and to identify ways to meet those needs.
b) Provide creative, realist and compassionate oversight for programs and organization in the Yarnell hill area, as a living thriving memorial to the sacrifice of the Grantie Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew on June 30, 2013;
c) To develop, coordinate and expand educational and charitiable activities, facilities and programs for the communities of Yarnell Hill area (defined as Yarnell, Glen Ilah and Peeples Valley, Arizona)
d) To raise and distribute funds to improve the sustainability of the Yarnell Hill area.
(Article 1, Section 4 of the Bylaws of the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group, Inc.)
The organization is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or to such enterprises as are essential to the sustainability and well-being of the Yarnell Hill area. The activities will include creating awareness and providing education and services to citizens, including but not limited to: fire protection and emergency medical services, disaster and environmental related issues, disaster preparedness, crime prevention, establish a recognized “Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Area”, emergency evacuation, search and rescue, public health and recreation, and identifying resources available to help residents in the recovery of the Yarnell Hill Fire.