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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Two more community meetings to update residents and media about the Yarnell Hill Fire were scheduled for Tuesday.

  • 11 a.m. - Wickenburg High School
  • 3:30 p.m. - Prescott high School

In addition, a vigil will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Prescott High School football field. It was originally scheduled for the Yavapai County Courthouse but organizer changed the venue.

Fundraisers are also popping up around Arizona to help the victims' families.

  • The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury will host a donation drive Tuesday with all proceeds from the drive will benefit the 100 Club of Arizona to assist survivors, cover costs for flights of family members of the victims, help the injured and purchase replacement equipment for the Prescott Fire Department. Donations will be accepted inside the Casino Arizona Pavilion at US Airways Center until 7 p.m., prior to the Mercury's matchup against the New York Liberty. Donors will receive a Phoenix Suns or Phoenix Mercury T-shirt, and be entered to win autographed teams' merchandise.
  • An impromptu art show and live music has been scheduled for 7-10 p.m. Friday at Elevate Coffee Co., 2530 W. Happy Valley Rd. in Phoenix. Organizers said 10 percent of sales at the business and 100 percent of the proceeds from the raffle of some canvas prints would go The 100 Club of Arizona.
  • Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale will hold a pancake breakfast and will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sales of clothes, parts and service, and $1,000 from every motorcycle sold, to The 100 Club of Arizona. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. Clothing, personal hygiene and non-perishable food items will also be collected.
  • Cub Scouts of Pack 241 of the Grand Canyon Council will have a car wash beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday at the VFW Post 720, 4853 E. Thomas Rd., in Phoenix. All proceeds will be donated to help with funeral costs and other expenses. TAP and Sons Electric is donating snacks and drinks that will be sold for additional donations.

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