- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Families of 19 fallen firefighters in north-central Arizona say they haven’t seen money raised in their name by a Phoenix nonprofit organization.

The Arizona Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1QpjpTE) that Prescott Firefighter Charities now is asking the Arizona Foundation for Charitable Support to stop using the Granite Mountain Hotshots’ logo.

The foundation hasn’t distributed funds from a 2014 golf tournament held in Prescott and a similar event held at a Scottsdale course last month.

The events’ organizer says he welcomes requests from the surviving families for the money that was raised.

However, the non-profit has less than $2,000 to distribute because the two golf tournaments combined didn’t cover much more than their expenses after failing to attract major sponsors.

The 19 firefighters were killed while battling a June 2013 wildfire in Yarnell.


Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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