How to help wildfire victims
As wildfires force widespread evacuations in Colorado and leave many families homeless, there are ways you can help:
• American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is offering disaster relief, including emergency shelters. To donate, go to www.redcross.org/co/denver or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The Red Cross currently has enough volunteers to meet its needs, but will update if circumstances change. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, go to www.redcross.org/co/denver/volunteer to apply.
• Pikes Peak Community Foundation
The Pikes Peak Community Foundation has launched the Emergency Relief Fund for the Pikes Peak Region to benefit nonprofits, first responders and other agencies providing local disaster relief. To donate, go to www.ppcf.org/products/emergency-relief.
• Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s emergency support fund helps families and their animals during disasters. To donate, go to www.hsppr.org/disasterdonation.