Mount Provo Rd
Tuolumne Safe is proud to announce a successful fundraising effort for the organization's first
project, “Mt. Provo Road.” Over $14,000 was donated to provide transportation, compacting,
and grading for $11,500 worth of road rock donated by Blue Mountain Minerals. Completion of
the project provides an emergency evacuation route for the residents of Ponderosa Hills.
Tuolumne Safe would like to recognize the generous donors who contributed to the campaign:
Sonora Area Foundation’s Community Recovery Fund awarded a grant in the amount of
$10,000, which was made possible by donations from other donor funds held at SAF including
the TuCARE Community Wildfire Protection Fund, Tuolumne Sunrise Fund, Shane & Perkins
Charitable Fund, Helm Family Fund, and Caldwell Insurance Community Fund.
Donations from local Tuolumne County businesses include $1,500 from Coleman & Horowitt,
LLP Attorneys At Law, $1000 from Healy Homes, Inc., and $500 each from The Law Offices of
Nathan Nutting and MGK Visions, Inc.
Donations from local Tuolumne County residents were made by Cody Ritts, Curtis Doy, Abigail
Oliva, Barbara Farkas, Joshua Milborne, Kaenan Whitman, Isabel Fernandez, Gary Geisenhofer,
Debra Faustino, Emily Memmer, Mark & Joan Grantham, Helen Betzler, Sarah Calabrese, Josh &
Julie Price, Stephen Woodward, Sheri Sanders, Kyle Dooley, Scarlett Kirk, and John Tyler.
A special thanks to Neon Media Co. for donating web services.
Further announcements related to the Mt. Provo Road project will be made in the near future.
The first project, “Mt. Provo Road,” is aimed at fixing the emergency evacuation route for Ponderosa Hills residents. To date, over $150,000 in donations have been made to complete the first phase of the project, which includes major contributions from Frontier Communications and the USFS, who worked together to move communication lines at Frontier’s cost. CAL FIRE filled the deep ruts and graded the road, and SMCI volunteered a water tender with water access provided by Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD).
Tuolumne Safe is raising $13,000 in completion funding to pay the cost of trucking 27 loads of road base rock, which has been donated by Blue Mountain Minerals. Tuolumne Safe is looking for a local company to compact the rock once it has been transported to the site. There is an extreme sense of urgency as Tuolumne County is now in peak fire season.
A small $5 donation fixes a foot of roadway, and a $500 donation provides over 120 linear feet of road. Additionally, trucking companies or solo operators can donate to the project by the truck load. All donations, whether financial, equipment, materials, etc. are tax deductible.
Prior to public announcement, the following local businesses have donated a combined $3,000 towards the Mt. Provo Road project: Coleman & Horowitt, LLP, Attorneys At Law, Healy Homes, Inc., The Law Offices of Nathan Nutting, and MGK Visions, Inc