June 30th will be remembered in Arizona as one of the darkest days in the state’s recent history. Nineteen highly skilled firefighters were tragically killed by a raging wildfire that devastated Yarnell, AZ and many surrounding towns. What has become known as the Yarnell Hill Fire was the deadliest incident for fire crews since September 11, 2001.

1002756_10200881951507638_2071191512_nFollowing the loss of these heroes, wives, parents, children, and friends in Arizona and around the country have been left to carry on without their loved ones, the youngest of whom were only 21 years old. A fund has been established in their memory to help support their families.

Rogers Corporation is honoring these fallen heroes with a donation of $5,000 to the relief fund established by the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association and Prescott Fire Fighters Charities. As a 501(c)3 fund, donations made by Rogers’ employees are eligible for the Rogers Matching Gift program. Learn more about how you can help our fallen heroes.

Please be aware, there are many organizations accepting donations to benefit the families and victims of this tragedy. If you choose to donate, please make sure to do so with a verified agency or fund.

We are grateful for the sacrifices that our first responders make every day to protect our safety. Thanks to these nineteen heroes, countless lives were saved and communities protected from the tragic Yarnell Hill Fire. Their story will not be forgotten, and their loved ones will not be left to carry on alone. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to help support these families.

To learn more about the Prescott Fire Department’s Granite Hotshot Crew, please visit www.yarnellfallenfirefighters.com

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