From the Gazette...how to get help and how to give help.
• Evacuees seeking a place to stay can head to one of two Red Cross shelters: New Life Church,
• To locate friends and loved ones, or to register yourself as safe and well, visitwww.redcross.org/safeandwell.
• The DoubleTree by Hilton,
• Soldiers and families dislocated by the fire can find shelter at the post’s
• Sky Sox are offering free admission to fire evacuees for games at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday and 7:05 p.m. Thursday.
Animals & Pets
• The Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region,
• Rampart Kennels, 5977 Templeton Gap, 591-0066, is providing free board for dogs and cats of families affected by the fire.
• The Elbert County Fairgrounds,
• Woodmen Kennels,
• Aavondale Pet Care Center,
Concerned community members can help those affected by the fire in the following ways.
• Those wishing to donate nonperishable food items like canned and boxed meals, soups, cereals and snack items to victims of the fires in
Donors are asked not to bring water or sports drinks because those can be easily obtained by the truckload through corporate partners, said Shannon Coker, community relations director for the nonprofit.
• To donate $10 to Care and Share, text “donate” to 41010. The donation will appear on your next phone bill. Or you can make a donation online at www.careandshare.org. Indicate that the donation is for “fire response.”
• To make a donation of any amount to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund, launched Tuesday to benefit nonprofits providing local disaster relief, visit www.ppcf.org/products/emergency-relief. The fund is modeled off of last year’s Waldo Canyon Firefighters Fund but will have more flexibility, according to the website.
• Battle Bumms, a local organization that provides cloth-diaper starter sets to military families in needs, is collecting diapers, wipes, bottles, infant formula, personal hygiene products, blankets, clothes, toys, nonperishable food items and pet food at
• Those wishing to donate to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s emergency support fund, which helps families and their animals during natural disasters, can do so at www.hsppr.org/disasterdonation. Funds can be designated for the
• Pikes Peak United Way, www.ppunitedway.org
• Salvation Army, www.tsacs.org
• Help Colorado Now, www.helpcoloradonow.org