Local Band Gives Benefit Concert
On Aug. 5, 2008, a helicopter transporting firefighters from the remote Buckhorn Fire in Trinity County, Calif., back to base camp crashed shortly after takeoff. Of the 13 passengers, nine were killed and four were seriously injured. Seven of the nine people killed were firefighters.
To help the families affected by this tragedy, Tim Knott, Valley View Church member held a benefit concert. Knott combined his experience as a firefighter with his musical gifts to put together a heartfelt public service, including his band Replica (a local Adventist band), and two other bands (Chris Martinez and Temple of God). The three bands performed on Nov. 2, 2008, in the Compton Arena at the Jackson County Fairgrounds and Expo Park in Central Point, Ore. The money raised was distributed among families of the crew.