Wildfires fueled by high winds have swept through areas in Boulder County, Colorado since December 29. Thousands of people have been displaced from their residences, with the fires destroying more than 1,000 homes. Firefighters have been working around the clock to control the flames but wind gusts and drought-like conditions have made the region particularly susceptible to the blaze.
All donations to this fund will support wildfire relief and recovery efforts in Colorado. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the impacted area(s), particularly those working with low-income, historically underserved communities.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
When you donate to GlobalGiving's Colorado Wildfire Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
- Provide food and emergency medical supplies to people and animals
- Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
- Provide support to front-line workers, like meal cards for firefighters
- Meet other needs that emerge
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GlobalGiving's Track Record
GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $100M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.
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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).