I hope you’re doing well and apologies if this is your first official communication, we tried to call and touch base with as many people as we could. Thank you also for your patience during this difficult time; the loss of Forrest on August 9th still weighs heavy on my heart as I know it does for you all. We have worked hard to pull together details on some of the follow up that we hope will help everyone begin to heal.
Forrest Memorial Fund
In the past weeks we have been trying to help Megan, June, and Edie as much as we can and are happy to report that the Epic Promise Foundation has pushed through an emergency relief grant for more immediate needs, which we are hoping will get the final approval early this week. We also know that there are many people who would like to contribute as well, so we have set up a dedicated account through the Northstar Avalanche Rescue Dogs 501C3. Below are the ways to donate:
- Mail checks to the treasurer of our non-profit, make checks out to “NSNSP” with the Memo of “Patroller Relief Fund – Forrest”
Attn: Northstar Avy Dogs
PO Box 412
Los Gatos, CA 95031
- For smaller amounts up to $500 you can use the Dog Fund PayPal account: Forrest Memorial Fund . There are constrictions to the total amount we can push through PayPal and it is a business account that will charge 2.5%. If possible, check is preferred.
- If you bank with Wells Fargo, you can make a Zelle transfer using the acct number: 6454888840. Unfortunately, because it is a business acct they do not accept outside bank transfers.
Celebration of Life
We have also been getting a lot of questions regarding a celebration of life, and while nothing is set in stone yet we are tentatively planning on doing a bonfire gathering on October 24th at Boca Springs Campground. We will have music, food, skis to burn, and plenty of room for people to camp out. Due to COVID concerns and fire bans things might change in this uncertain time, so keep this date in mind but please wait for further confirmation. Having a fire is very important to Megan and to us, and we just need to make sure that conditions permit. Sometime this winter we will also be doing a 21 bomb salute, and Megan along with a small group of friends are going to hike out to Philpot Peak and spread his ashes. Dates for that will depend on conditions.
Help us gather all the Pho Photos you have! We know there are a ton of great memories out there and we’d like to get them collected in one place for friends and family to enjoy. Upload them to this shared google album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qBx3wyfvKgCME5UN7
Please reach out any time with questions, concerns, and feel free to forward this email.
Pho’s legacy will live on through us,