Robert R. McCormick
Southern California Wildfire Rebuilding and Recovery Campaign Efforts

CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2008 The McCormick Foundation's Board of Directors approved more than $6 million in grants for the 2008 southern California Fire Intervention Relief Effort (FIRE) campaign, based upon the recommendations of an advisory board consisting of representatives from AEG, legendary performer Garth Brooks, American Express and professional firefighters from the affected areas. The money will be granted to agencies providing aid to victims and their families, and first responders of the Los Angeles and San Diego wildfires. The grants will also provide financial assistance to California firefighting departments and organizations in need of additional or replacement firefighting...