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El Pomar Foundation donates another $250,000 for storm relief efforts

Posted at 5:47 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 13:33:45-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The El Pomar Foundation announced it is making a second $250,000 donation to assist residents affected by recent hail storms and flooding.

The news comes one day after it pledged $250,000 to help the uninsured and to help offset insurance deductibles for El Paso County and Teller County residents affected by recent storms.

El Paso County opened a temporary hail assistance center Thursday morning at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center to accept applications for financial help. The county said it processed so many claims, it couldn’t accept any more after 3 p.m. Thursday because nearly all of the first $250,000 grant had been distributed.

The county said it provided assistance to 400 families Thursday.

Long lines at the Citizen Service Center
Long lines at the Citizen Service Center

The center reopened at 7:30 a.m. Friday to distribute money from the second grant.

Not longer after the center opened Friday, there were long lines wrapping around the building. Just before 11:30 a.m. Friday, the city announced that the funds would run out soon.

That center is located at 1675 West Garden of the Gods Road in Room 1019 and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The center could open for additional days next week depending on demand.

Those applying for assistance will need 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.

Those applying for assistance must fill out this form to qualify.

Assistance will be capped at $1,250 per household.  El Paso County’s Fraud Investigation Unit will determine eligibility.