Crump represented several victims of the 2022 Weed Mill Fire
WEED, Cal. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump, Weed Mayor Ken Palfini, and Matt Lawless of Roseburg Forest Products will join other local leaders to announce a $250,000 scholarship fund for Weed High School students pursuing further education after graduation.
The scholarship fund emerged during Mill Fire settlement discussions between Roseburg and Crump as a way to further support the long-term recovery of the Lincoln Heights, Weed, and Lake Shastina communities.
The announcement will take place at the home of Robert and Barbara Thomas, one of the first families to rebuild following the tragic Mill Fire.
Attorney Crump released the following statement ahead of the official announcement:
“This is an incredible example of citizens, corporations, and good lawyers working together to transform a tragedy into triumph for this Historically Black Neighborhood.”
Attorney Ben Crump
Ken Palfini, Mayor of Weed
Tim Rundel, Weed City Manager
Robert Thomas, first Lincoln Heights homeowner to rebuild
Matt Lawless, Roseburg Forest Products, VP, General Counsel, and Secretary
Kelsea Ochs, Dean of Students, Siskiyou County Unified School District
August 30, 2023 at 1 p.m. PT
Home of Robert and Barbara Thomas
1586 Wakefield Ave.
Weed, California 96094
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