COLORADO SPRINGS – El Paso County says people seeking help to recover from the recent hail storms and flooding events have already accounted for the $500,000 donated by El Pomar Foundation this week.
There were long lines on Thursday and Friday for the assistance. Knowing the original funds would run out quickly, El Pomar was able to secure an additional $250,000 late Thursday to help people in El Paso County and Teller County.
The hail assistance center finished up operations just after lunch on Friday. As of Thursday there were 400 families who received help. News5 expects to learn how many additional families were helped on Friday.
Those applying for assistance needed to provide the following:
- For damaged vehicles: Bring a driver’s license or other government issued photo ID, a photo of their vehicle including their license plate, vehicle registration for the damaged vehicle..
- For damaged homes: Bring a driver’s license or other government issued ID, a photo of your damaged home with the address number visible and a proof of home ownership (mortgage statement or property tax statement)
- For proof of temporary lodging: Bring a driver’s license or other photo government issued ID, a photo of a damaged home and proof that temporary lodging was provided.
Assistance was be capped at $1,250 per household. El Paso County’s Fraud Investigation Unit will determine eligibility.