Jul 1, 2012 9:44 AM by Paul Kavanaugh
Here's a list of ways you can help those affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire and other fires around the area.
-El Pomar is funding $100,000 to establish the Waldo Canyon Fire Victim Assistance Fund, which will be administered by Pikes Peak United Way. Pikes Peak United Way will accept donations from community members looking to support families and individuals. Click here to donate.
-Salvation Army canteens are on site and serving first responders and evacuees at the following sites in response to the Waldo Canyon Fire:
-YMCA Southeast Family Center, 2190 Jetwing Drive, meal services for shelter guests.
-Cheyenne Mountain High School shelter, 1200 Cresta Road - meal services for shelter guests
-The Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region is offering free child care to evacuees of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Youth ages 5-18 are able to attend the E. A. Tutt Location located at 1455 S. Chelton Rd., Colorado Springs which is open 6 am to 6 pm. Verification of residency in the evacuated areas will be required such as a driver's license.
-Yellow Cab Company of Colorado Springs is offering free delivery services to those in the community that would like to donate goods to Care and Share but are unable to leave their homes or make it to one of the donation drop-off locations. Call (719)777-7777 to request a pickup and call takers will dispatch cabs to residences and businesses to pick-up the goods free of charge.
-Red Cross: Shelter Information 632-3563
-Care and Share: 2605 Preamble Point (1/4 mile east of Powers off of Constitution Avenue) Colorado Springs, CO 80915
-Arc of Pikes Peak is collecting clothing and household items to be distributed to individuals and families who have been displaced by the Colorado wild fires through Care and Share Food Bank. A special drop-off site has been set up specifically to collect items for fire victims at 12 N. Meade St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909
9am - 7pm - Monday - Friday
10am - 5pm - Saturday & Sunday
-FILL THIS TRUCK will be located at Griffins Place 1208 S. 9th Street in Canon City starting at 8 am on June 28th. Master Printers will be donating the banners. Please come by and show your Canon City Support by donating. Every little bit helps those in need. The location and trailer will stay there until it is full!
-Terra Verde is offering to match all cash or check donations dropped off at the store up to $5000. Stop in, donate to the Red Cross, Humane Society, Care and Share or other group supporting the Waldo Canyon Fire effort.\
-Toni and Guy Hairderessing Academy at 5125 N. Academy in Colorado Springs is offering free shampoo/styles for all evacuees. Open Tue-Sat, 8:30-4:00. Call 719-390-9898.
-Grease Monkey is holding a food drive for the victims. Any and all proceeds will be donated 100% to the victims. Anyone who brings 5 donated items gets a $10 dollar extreme car wash for free good for 30 days and or $10 off a full service oil change.
-Black Forest Animal Sanctuary can park trucks or RV's with horse trailers, horses, and some small animals (dogs/Cats). Donations are needed ASAP for feed and rescue efforts. www.bfasfarm.org 494-0158
-PPCC Student Government is spearheading a campaign to collect food, material and financial donations to support the firefighting efforts. Drop off food and clothing donations at any Campus Life office, Student Government tables in the atriums and commons areas at each campus, or the PPCC office at Falcon Campus. For more information, call 502-2522.
-Care and Share will continue to serve as the primary drop off location at least through next Tuesday, 2605 Preamble Point in Colorado Springs. 719-528-1247
-Polo Springs Veterinary Hospital is accepting pets from evacuated families. They are a
veterinary hospital and boarding facility. 719-264-8384.
Goodwill www.discovermygoodwill.org.. distributing donations to evacuees as needed.
-The following businesses in Pueblo are accepting non-perishable food and personal care items for those fighting and evacuating the Waldo Canyon Wildfire.
-Care & Share, Inc. - 100 Greenhorn Dr.
Accepting & transporting all donations to Colorado Springs.
-Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce - 302 N. Santa Fe Ave
-Andy Mac's - 2149 Jerry Murphy Rd. -Discover Goodwill Southern & Western Colorado - 3610 Dillon Dr. (Accepting Food Only)-Fun Yogurt - 223 South Union Ave. -Garlic & Onions Mexican Grill - 4333 Thatcher Ave.
-Musso's Italian Market & Deli - 105 South Union Ave.
-Musso's Restaurant - 35250 Hwy 50 East
-Pantry Restaurant - 107 ½ East Abriendo Ave.
-Plan-b-Sports-bar - 1400 Santa Fe Dr.
-Pueblo Spradley - 2145 US 50
-Shear Results - 225 N. Santa Fe Ave.
-Snap Fitness - 198 South Purcell Blvd.
-Southside Applebee's - 4001 West Northern Ave.
-The Edge Ski Paddle & Pack - 107 North Union Ave.
-The Walgreens at the corner of Prairie and Northern Ave in Pueblo is accepting donations for familes affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire. There is a trailer there and people can donate anytime they would like. They will accept anything from furniture, clothes, personal care items, coloring books, toys or games for kids whatever you are able to donate.
See the manager with help in getting items into the trailer.
-All Colorado Springs area Home Depots (including Monument) are going to be collection sites for customers to bring items for Care and Share. 531-6400 Ext 100 for list of items.
Breakfast Fundraiser for Waldo Canyon Fire Victims Josh and Mel Preston
Who: Open to the Community
When: Sunday, July 15 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Where: Salsa Brava Rockrimmon, 802 Village Center Dr.
Details: Join us for a complimentary breakfast and please consider bringing cash donations or gift cards to support siblings Josh and Mel Preston, two Salsa Brava Rockrimmon employees who lost homes in the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Scott Morrissey, Salsa Brava Rockrimmon General Manager. Restaurant: 719-266-9244
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