Posted: Oct 18, 2012 7:04 PM by Bill Folsom
Updated: Oct 18, 2012 8:12 PM
Another $250-thousand of the money donated to the Waldo Canyon Fire Relief Fund has been given out in grants. Four local non-profits received approval for money because they have been involved in providing assistance in the aftermath of the fire.
The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) is one of the groups benefiting in this round. It is getting nearly $24-thousand. "Right now we have plans and we can implement those plans, get as much done as we can," said CUSP Environmental Educator, Theresa Springer. The non-profit is still working and will be for years to help stabilize hillsides and to prevent erosion too protect homes, roads and waterways.
The group grew into experts on wildfire recovery following the Hayman Fire in 2002. They have been part of recovery efforts that are on-going a decade later.
"We learned from all those mistakes. We have so much experience now. We have it to share and that's why we're out here helping this group."
The other grant recipients are:
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountain - $126,798
Salvation Army - $85,000
Silver Key - $10,000