COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The Community Foundation of Boulder County and the Colorado Red Cross are accepting donations to support disaster relief efforts following the Marshall and Middle Fork fires that swept into the communities of Louisville and Superior Thursday. At least 35,000 people have been evacuated and hundreds of homes and businesses were impacted.
Additionally, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management is asking the owners of vacation rental homes who would like to offer shelter to people who are displaced to sign up to be vetted through Airbnb.com. Homeowners will be alerted through the Airbnb Open Homes Program if their property is needed.
Donations to the Red Cross of Colorado can be made online, by text message, or over the phone and through the mail.
To send a $10 donation via text message, simply send the word "REDCROSS" to 90999. To donate by phone, call 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669). Donations made by mail must include the printable donation form and can be sent to American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839
No doubt, many Coloradans are thinking of ways to help their neighbors in Boulder County. One way you can give is through the Scripps Howard Foundation. You can conveniently and safely donate through the program online. If you're reading this on your computer, you can snap a photo of the code below to go right to the donation form on your phone.