Yarnell Hill Recovery Group formed in order to coordinate recovery efforts after the Yarnell Hill Fire of June 2013. Its mission was to identify the unmet needs of the residents and businesses in the Yarnell Hill Fire area and to identify ways to meet those needs.
Five years later, in July of 2018, having disbursed most of the funds to residents who lost their homes and local infrastructure, the YHRG changed its name and focus. The Yarnell Area Resource Group (YARG) has as its mission “Collaborating for sustainable communities in the Weaver Mountains.” This will include:
- retaining and expanding relationships with individuals and organizations in the Weaver Mountains area and in Yavapai County
- offering a 501c3 umbrella for organizations and projects that warrant such provision and which align with the mission
- collaborating to organize events, offer suggestions and resources based on our experience that can benefit other local organizations.
The YARG will also oversee the completion of the Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park, located at 22556 State Route 89.