Earlier this summer, the Copper Triangle was devastated by the Telegraph and Mescal wildfires. Many in the local community were personally impacted by this natural disaster and lost their homes and livelihoods as a result.
During this crisis, our main priority was ensuring all efforts were geared towards supporting firefighters, first responders, and broader communities. Employees stepped up to volunteer and many offered their homes to those affected by the wildfires. The Resolution Copper family facilitated donations to local charities and also provided much-needed support to animal shelters and local ranchers.
Resolution Copper was in constant communication with the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), local elected leaders as well as other local mining and power companies, working together to protect our people and communities.
Resolution Copper provided geographic information system data, figures, and maps to the USFS so they could carry out controlled back burns to protect the Oak Flat campground and Emory Oak groves.
The company offered its resources, including buildings and stored water supply, to assist in the emergency response. The USFS used the East Plant site as their base camp of operations and worked with our team to put up an emergency tower. The USFS used water from the East Plant site to help contain the wildfire.
We partnered with the Red Cross, Humane Society, and Superior Food Bank to donate food, water, and pet supplies to evacuation centers in Globe-Miami, Mesa, and to the fire incident command center at Superior High School. The company also donated $25,200 to the Gila County Cattle Growers association for much-needed feed for cattle as grazing allotments for local ranchers throughout the Copper Triangle communities and the San Carlos Apache tribe were decimated.
For Resolution Copper, Superior is home and we will always strive to put our community first. Thank you to all the firefighters, first responders, and amazing collaboration with all communities across the area. Out of adversity comes growth, and we are confident that we can rebuild from this together.