Former Weed residents haven't forgotten their roots

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Former residents Lockkeo and Douang Phommasinh recently visited Weed and donated $600 to Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity to help with rebuilding after the Boles Fire. Submitted

Former residents Douang and Lockkeo Phommasinh, now of Lowell, Massachusetts, were recently in Weed and donated $600 to Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity to help with rebuilding after the Boles Fire.

When the fire happened, they were concerned for their friends and family and the community in Weed and did a crowdfunding to encourage people to contribute to the recovery.

They communicated with a friend, Cindy Cheffey from the WHS class of 1990, to see how they could help. Cindy and her family were Boles Fire survivors. She helped them to connect with Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity through the Weed Long Term Recovery Group and the Family and Community Resource Center of Weed.

Lockkeo attended Weed Elementary and Weed High School and graduated from College of the Siskiyous in Weed. Douang went to Weed High School and also graduated from College of the Siskiyous.

They now live in Massachusetts, but they haven’t forgotten their roots in Weed. Lockkeo has relatives in Weed, the Thienpheth family.

Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity and the families waiting for homes are very grateful for donations such as the Phommasinhs’. Donations can be made to Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity on-line or by mail at Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 1482, Yreka, CA 96097-1482. Be sure to specify “Siskiyou Habitat for Humanity—Boles Fire Fund” on your check and “Siskiyou County” on-line.

For more information, call 530-408-0023.