The Women’s Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation held its State of the Fund Thursday at the McConnell Foundation. The event featured speaker Silas Lyons, editor of the Record Searchlight, a Q&A with two women who benefitted from one of our grants and the announcement that “fostering self-sufficiency” is this year’s theme for grants from The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.
We have captured Silas’ speech here in this audiocast. If you missed the event, you’ll want to listen. It may even bring a tear to your eye. It did to many in attendance.
We also have video. (See next page) Continue reading “Videos, Photos and Audio: State of the Fund”
Some of you may be aware International Women’s Day is here, but what you may not be aware of is the trailblazing event happening in Shasta County and The Women’s Fund’s involvement.
Terra Fuego Resource Foundation was recently awarded a grant by The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to provide an all-woman wildland firefighter training program. Open to women throughout Shasta County, the participants are currently learning what it takes to become a wildland firefighter.
Female representation within the fire industry is fairly low and Terra Fuego, with the help of locally based wildland fire suppression company, Firestorm, are training these women for the mental and physical requirements for the job and are providing free training, resources and materials to help these women find a career path that is right for them. Continue reading “Grant to aid training for women firefighters”