Commissioners honor fire hero
May 5, 2021
Lt. Charles DeJesus of the Salvation Army was honored Tuesday morning by Salem-based Bolante.net for his dedication to feeding families displaced by last September’s wildfires, first at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center and then for many weeks delivering meals daily in the Santiam Canyon.
Dr. Rebecca Bolante presented DeJesus with a plaque crafted from ashes recovered from the canyon fire.
Commissioner Will Tucker praised DeJesus for his commitment to feeding more than 700 people who spent a week at a temporary shelter set up at the fairgrounds.
He and others provided more than 7,700 me...