Calvin H. Gray (
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
Good Morning Friends of Philmont,
In the past week or so, I have received numerous requests for
about the recent fires in New Mexico and opportunities to help those
have been touched by this tragedy. What follows has been posted to all
staff lists and some of you on this list may find it interesting and/or
useful as well......
As you may know, New Mexico has been ravaged by fires in the past couple
weeks. While these fires have not affected Philmont, many of our
neighbors have been evacuated at best and lost everything that they own
the worst. Thank goodness that there has not been any loss of life.
In response to the dramatic devastation to the area and to the numerous
requests for information about local relief efforts that have been
the Philmont Staff Association has established a New Mexico Fire Relief
that will be 100% utilized for local relief efforts.
Should you be so inclined to donate to this fund, please make you check
payable to the "PSA New Mexico Fire Relief Fund" and mail your donation
the following address. PLEASE do not mail your donation to Philmont or
The PSA New Mexico Fire Relief Fund
c/o International Bank - Cimarron
P. O. Box 417
Cimarron, NM 87714-0417
100% of the money raised will be utilized for relief efforts with
emphasis on local scouting units that may have been effected by the
The PSA will not allocate any of the donated funds for the
All monies distributed from the relief fund will be done so at the
of the PSA Board of Directors given the above parameter, if possible.
that is not the case, all funds raised will be utilized for other worthy
local relief efforts.
Thank you for your time. Please keep all those effected by these
fires in your thoughts and prayers.
H. Rice Brewer, Sr.