An update on your donation to the Colorado Wildfire Relief Fund
By Kyra Zimmerman - Disaster Response Associate
Photo: Sister Carmen Community Center
Thank you—we can’t say it enough! Because of your generosity, people impacted by the highly destructive wildfires in Boulder County, Colorado, were able to receive support from local organizations that they know and trust.
Here is a snapshot of the work your donation has supported:
Community Food Share, a local member of the national Feeding America network serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties, supported fire survivors through local food distributions, information and monitoring share-outs, and volunteer mobilization.
Sister Carmen Community Center, based in Boulder County since 1978, has distributed more than $400,000 in gift cards to impacted families, 15,000 pounds of food, and provided more than 80 families with hotel or rental assistance. It is also providing one-on-one counseling and mental health support to community members through its trauma-informed advocates and specialists.
Can’d Aid provided canned water and other in-kind emergency supplies to survivors of the wildfires.
This fund is no longer accepting donations, and this will be the last fund report of this kind from our team. Thank you for advancing community-led disaster recovery.
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