Hello My Dears.
Normally, I do not mention charities here just because I feel like I’m pushing stuff on people, TAT but this is a situation that is very close to me, literally.
For those that don’t know, I am a Colorado resident and I live in metro Denver. And for those that haven’t somehow heard yet, there have been massive wildfires in the state that have decimated forests, wildlife and residential homes and businesses.
Here are more photos of the fires
As I said, I currently live in metro Denver, so while I might not have a wildfire threatening my home, I can still see the effects of them all around me. One fire is in Fort Collins which is about an hour or so north of me, another is in Colorado Springs which is an hour or so south of me and another in Boulder County is only 30 mins or so west. There are a total of 6 fires burning at the moment (but there have been 10 so far the past few weeks) and on the Haines Index (which is a scale for fires, with 1 being the best and 6 the worst) they are rated a 6. And with no rain (only thunder and lightening storms, which have started most of the fires) and winds kicking up to 65 miles an hour here, it’s really not helping the situation. (It did JUST rain, but only for 5 minutes. Not exactly the deluge we need to help the fires.)
So, if you can help in any way, please do! There are several ways you can help:
-You can donate to helpcoloradonow.org which is in association with the Red Cross: http://www.helpcoloradonow.org/
-The Pike’s Peak YMCA is sheltering victims of the wildfires, so you may donate money to their location here: http://www.ppymca.org/
-Rocky Mountain Health Care Services are sheltering evacuees in Colorado Springs and also their pets: https://www.rmhcare.org/
-Text HIGHPARK to 80108 to donate $10 for fire relief in northern Colorado through The mGive Foundation: http://www.mgivefoundation.org/
Volunteer Fire Departments:
-Donations to the Rist Canyon VFD can be mailed to RCVFD-Reasurer, P.O. Box 2, Bellvue, CO 80512, or visit www.RCVFD.org to donate via Paypal.
-To support the Glacier View VFD, mail check donations to 1414 Green Mountain Drive, Livermore, CO 80536.
-Poudre Canyon Volunteer Fire Department is accepting check donations mailed to P.O. Box 364, LaPorte, CO 80535, or call Canyon Utilities at 970-881-2262 to make a credit card donation to the department.
Those helping animals:
-Larimer Humane Society is coordinating rescue, care and temporary shelter for animals affected by the High Park Fire: http://www.LarimerHumane.org/
-The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is coordinating shelter for animals affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire: http://www.hsppr.org/
_The Boulder Humane Society is also offering shelter and aid for animals affected by the Flagstaff fire: http://www.boulderhumane.org/online-resources/wildfire-information-pet-assistance-center
You can buy some cool T-Shirts, which the profits go towards helping wildfire victims: http://www.wildfiretees.com/products
Please feel free to reblog and spread the word as well. Thanks!