The Governor’s Office of the State of Colorado partnered with The Denver Foundation and community foundations across Colorado this summer to develop the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012. The fund was created in response to the fires that burned sections of Colorado Springs, Larimer County and Boulder County, claiming lives, destroying homes and forcing thousands to be evacuated. Individuals, corporations and foundations have pledged nearly $1 million to the Fund, which will make distributions to address the intermediate-term needs that result from the wildfires.
Among those needs are replenishing supplies for volunteer fire departments in the affected areas, coordinating community efforts to rebuild after the fires, supporting fire clean-up and debris removal, and providing services to help individuals and families meet their basic needs and rebuild their lives.
Visit denverfoundation.org and click on the Fire Relief Fund on the home page to find specific funding guidelines. Applications for organizations serving Larimer County will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are expended.