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Updated Home Assessment List
Wildfire Incident Information
Links for those of you curious about some of the descriptive language you hear during the coverage of the fires.
Incident Command Levels and Types
Wildand Fire Equipment Types
Donations and Assistance:
*please check locations for up to date availability*
Care and Share
Colorado Springs Wendy's locations will be accepting Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado food donations! We have 16 convenient locations in town to drop off Gatorade or high protein snacks for the Fire Fighters and in return you will receive a free Jr. Frosty!
Louie's Pizza accepting donations of Gatorade, High Protein Snacks and Energy Bars
Volunteer Opportunities From United Way
City Auto Plaza (in Canon City) has been designated a 'drop-off' point to the help the firefighters and local authorities.
They are asking for:water, Gatorade, snacks.This effort is being coordinated with the Canon City Fire Dept.Donations can be dropped off, at the dealership, between 8a and 9p.The dealership is located at: 3150 E. Hwy. 50 (east of Walmart)Donations will be taken directly to the fire station for distribution.
Spectrum Rehab and Max Performance would like to serve as a donation site for food and supplies to be donated to Care and Share for help in the relief effort. If you would like to help, you can drop off non-perishable items at any of our 3 locations:
Manitou Springs has plenty of Hotel Rooms available for evacuees of the Black Forest Fire. They may call the Chamber of Commerce 685-5089 for details.
McCloskey Motors is still accepting all donations as a Care and Share Drop Point and have the capacity to take donations of pet food as well, at both of our McCloskey Motors showrooms. Most needed right now: Pet Food, Chapstick, Sunscreen, Granola Bars/Breakfast Bars, Other canned and non-perishable goods. We are at McCloskey Truck Town (5515 N. Academy Blvd.) and McCloskey Motors (6710 N. Academy Blvd.) Everything donated will go directly to Care and Share to benefit the Black Forest Fire Relief Effort.
Pikes Peak Community Foundation - Emergency Relief Fund
Colorado Springs World Arena - Care and Share drop off point. Drop-off hours are 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st. 3185 Venetucci Boulevard
Free Help Line: Optum, a leading health and behavioral health services company, is offering a free emotional-support help line. The toll-free number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.
Panera Bread Starting on June 14, Panera Bread will donate $1 for every 10 pounds of food donated to Care and Share Food Bank (up to $10,000). Panera Bread will donate all items dropped off to the Care and Share Food Bank. Each Panera Bread café in Colorado Springs will have a drop off box for people to bring their donations.
AspenPointe Counseling Services The AspenPoints call center (572-6100) is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Callers who need assistance between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. can call our crisis hotline: 635-7000.
Volunteer Email Database For those interested in volunteering to help those affected by the Black Forest Fire please email email@example.com. Your information will be put in a database that will be shared with those affected by the fire as well as the organizations working to serve the families.
Latino Chamber of Commerce In an effort to help, the Latino Chamber is continuing to collect items for those displaced by the
Royal Gorge & Black Forest Fires. 215 S. Victoria Avenue Pueblo, CO 81003
Colorado House Republicans - Gift cards to supermarkets, fast food restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations and stores like Lowes, Walmart, Target and Home Depot, are the easiest and most efficient way to help victims of the Black Forest Fire. The El Paso County Disaster Assistance Center and the Tri-Lakes Cares are both accepting gift card donations and they have case managers ensuring secure, safe and responsible delivery of help to fire victims. Drop off locations and mailing addresses for gift card donations are copied below:
El Paso County Disaster Assistance Center (Mailing Address to mail a gift card)
PO Box 2692
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
El Paso County Disaster Assistance Center (Address to drop off a gift card)
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Tri-Lakes Cares (Address to both drop-off and/or mail a gift card)
245 Jefferson St.
Monument, CO 80132
El Paso County is partnering with HELPCOLORADONOW.ORG to make it easier for volunteers to register and offer their assistance to the residents impacted by the Black Forest Fire.
the American Red Cross is opening a shelter at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Recreation Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs.
The Red Cross is now operating shelters in the following locations:
Black Forest Fire, Colorado Springs area:
Elbert County Fairgrounds, 95 Ute Ave., Kiowa (346 individuals registered as of noon today)
University of Colorado Colorado Springs Recreation Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs (Opening at 3 p.m.)
Royal Gorge Fire, Cañon City area:
Evangelical Free Church, 3000 E. Main St., Cañon City.
El Paso County Fairgrounds, Calhan
Elbert County Fairgrounds, Kiowa
El Paso County Fairgrounds, Calhan
Colorado State Fairgrounds is accepting animals displaced by the fire and evacuation.
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) wants to remind pet owners with missing animals and residents who have found animals to visit www.hsppr.org/lost to fill out reports. Those without Internet access are encouraged to call 719.302.8794, a number dedicated to lost and found pets.
Vehicles and Storage:
Pueblo Sleep Solutions & Interstate RV & Boat Storage is offering Free Storage for RV's and Boats in our fenced in gated lot @ 4301 N. Elizabeth St. in Pueblo during the evacuation period. Please call 719-295-2337 to make arrangements...
Kemper Galleries - Anyone being evacuated due to Colorado fires: We are taking in artwork and like items for safe storage at our gallery located off of Academy & Montebello. (have plenty of room) Call 719-548-1111 from 9-5pm or 719-491-2433 after hours We are available anytime to store things until they can be safely collected. Come by anytime to drop off things today. Our address is: 5420 North Academy Blvd.