Benefit Concert raises thousands for Boles Fire victims

Dec 18, 2014 9:12 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

A concert by legendary country singer "Merle Haggard" is helping victims of the Boles Fire in Weed, in a big way.

At the invitation of the Redding Civic Auditorium Management, Haggard agreed to perform a benefit concert last Sunday, attended by 1500 people.

It resulted in a $4000 donation to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation's Community Disaster Relief Fund.

The arson-caused Boles Fire destroyed 150 homes and businesses in September

A video was produced for the audience, that highlighted details of the fire and it's devastating impacts on the Weed community. It also showcased the work done by the Shasta Community Foundation.

To view the Boles Fire video and contribute to the Community Disaster Relief Fund, visit

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