Group helps Yarnell Hill Fire victims find sentimental belonging - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Group helps Yarnell Hill Fire victims recover sentimental belongings

Posted: Updated:
(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)
PRESCOTT, AZ (CBS5) -

A North Carolina-based disaster relief group has deployed teams of volunteers in Arizona to help the wildfire victims try to recover personal memorabilia lost in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

The Christian organization Samaritan's Purse said they arrived shortly after the U.S. Forest Service reported the fire was fully contained last week.

The fire took the lives of 19 firefighters from Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshot crew and destroyed more than 100 homes.

On Monday, volunteers began sifting through the debris to find the wildfire victims' sentimental belongings such as family photos.

The Samaritan's Purse disaster relief teams are working alongside crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Rapid Response Team, which has been ministering to fire victims.

The Samaritan's Purse disaster relief unit has a tractor-trailer filled with tools and supplies that serves as a command center and is based at Heights Church, located at 2121 Larry Caldwell Dr. in Prescott.

For more details, go to their website at samaritanspurse.org.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:48:25 GMT
    James SiebenthalJames Siebenthal
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.More >>
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.More >>
  • 7-year-old girl writes book after mother's death

    7-year-old girl writes book after mother's death

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:31:56 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Most 7-year-old girls are playing dress up and reading books, but one Mid-South girl is the exception—not just reading but writing books. Shiloh Sanders talked about the inspiration behind herMore >>
    Most 7-year-old girls are playing dress up and reading books, but one Mid-South girl is the exception—not just reading but writing books.More >>
  • Teen killed in crash after prom

    Teen killed in crash after prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:47:48 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - A young man's life was taken too soon. It was supposed to be a high school memory of a lifetime for Andrew Archer, but prom night turned into a tragic night for his family and friends. His promMore >>
    It was supposed to be a high school memory of a lifetime for Andrew Archer, but prom night turned into a tragic night for his family and friends.More >>
Powered by WorldNow