The wildfires raging through Colorado have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents. After flying over the devastated area, Gov. John Hickenlooper compared the scene to "the worst movie set you could imagine," reports The Associated Press.
Below are organizations working on relief and recovery in the region:
American Red Cross Colorado
Red Cross workers are responding to wildfires across the state of Colorado, staffing shelters in several locations and helping connect evacuated residents with a range of basic needs including shelter, food, hygiene supplies, recovery information, health and emotional support. Please designate your gift to "disaster relief." Donate here.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are actively providing relief to evacuees from both the Waldo Canyon Fire and the High Park Fire with additional volunteers and resources on standby should they be needed. The Salvation Army is assessing the needs of disaster survivors in both locations and The Salvation Army's ability to respond to those needs - both immediately and for the longer term. Please designate your gift to "disaster relief." Donate here.
Larimer Humane Society
Larimer Humane Society is coordinating the rescue of all animals in the High Park fire zone, providing owner-requested food and water to animals not evacuated (as permitted by Fire and Sheriff authorities), reuniting owners with lost animals, and providing temporary shelter for evacuated animals. Donate here.