KUSA - Hundreds of people called 9NEWS to ask how they can help the High Park Fire victims and the firefighters battling the blaze.
Here's a list of ways you can help:
Note: Gannett Foundation - the parent company of 9NEWS and the Fort Collins Coloradoan - is making a $10,000 grant to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief efforts due to a devastating wildfire in Larimer County.
- 9Cares Colorado Shares - On Saturday, June 16 we are collecting items for our 9Cares Colorado Shares Summer Drive. Come to 9NEWS between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with your food, clothing or cash donations. Any non-perishable food is appreciated; especially foods high in protein. We are also collecting clothing that will go to Goodwill. Money from their stores support their programs which serve at-risk youth, individuals moving from welfare to work, and disabled individuals. Online donations can be made here: http://bit.ly/NatAPz
- Second Chance Veterans Charity is opening their thrift store Second Chance Thrift located at 5816 S. College in Fort Collins to those affected by the High Park fire. People can come to the store and pick out any free clothing, housewares or anything of need. Anyone wanting to donate any unwanted clothing, camping equipment, or housewares can drop them off at our location to help in our plight. Twenty percent of all store proceeds will go to help those affected by the High Park fire. Store location: Second Chance Thrift, 5816 S. College Ave., Ft. Collins, Co 80525
- Donate to evacuees using this website, http://www.helpcoloradonow.org/
- High Park Fire Relief Fundraiser - Saturday at Pateros Creek Brewing Company, 242 North College Avenue, Unit B in Fort Collins from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- University of Colorado Health is responding to the High Park Fire with donations to the Red Cross, Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department and Poudre Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, as well as meal vouchers for residents affected by the fire. Those vouchers are being distributed at The Ranch by the Red Cross. Learn more at http://visionary.pvhs.org/2012/06/13/high-park-fire-how-university-of-colorado-health-is-supporting-employees-the-community-and-first-responders/
- Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation - The mission of the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation is to provide aid and support to Colorado firefighters, their families and dependents, who are victims of tragedy. Donations go directly to the families or fire fighters who have served our community, going the extra mile to ensure our safety and who have suffered a tragedy. http://www.cpfffoundation.org/CPFF_Foundation/Home.html
- The Red Cross - donate online here: http://www.coloradoredcross.org/general.asp?SN=199&OP=7094&IDCapitulo=Q4Q26NY21N
- If you want to help the evacuated animals, you can donate to the Larimer Humane Society online here: www.larimerhumane.org.
- If you would like to help the wolves who were evacuated from the Wolf Sanctuary. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/nocowolfsanctuary
- VCA Animal Hospital in both Fort Collins and Loveland are offering free boarding if pets of evacuees need a place for their furry friends to stay. They will also update evacuees' pets' vaccinations for free if need be. The Loveland location is open 24 hours a day (970) 278-0668. Call the Fort Collins location to find out their hours at (970) 204-4567.
- To ask about the High Park Fire, call 970-498-5500 or here: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2904/
- Find out if your loved ones are safe here: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
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