Tuesday, June 12, 2012

High Park Fire Information

Hey all this is a work in progress!  If you have something to add please email me and I'll get it added ASAP.

Links to Information!
Larimer County Emergency Information
Facebook "FC Loves High Park Fire Evacuees"


The Red Cross  There is a link on this page to a donation site.  It specifically requests that you do not show up with goodies at the site.  You can also specify which chapter you'd like your donation to go to or you can send it to the disaster relief fund.  The page gives you information about what each of these does.

The Salvation Army lists how you can donate and you can donate directly to this emergency.  They have been providing meals.

The Larimer County United Way has a Relief and Recovery guide that gives great information.  Probably the best that I've seen so far.

  offers a lot of good information on what you can offer.  Unfortunately you cannot offer a room in your home through an organization (You can to someone you know directly!)  The same goes with homebaked goods.

The NoCo Rebuilding Network (NCRN) is collection donations that will be allocated to those whose homes have been significantly impacted by the fire and decide to sustainably rebuild in Larimer County.  Donations can be directed to their community funded site  http://communityfunded.com/projects/nocorebuildingnetwork/high-park-fire-rebuilding-fund/


The Larimer County Humane Society  is housing small pets.  There is a link on their webpage for donations.  they are full on dogs, but are still taking cats and farm animals goat sized and smaller.  They do have plenty of overflow room available at CSU Vet hospital and some other local veterinary clinics.  The are compiling a list of people who could provide housing for animals.  If you are interested in this you can call them and leave a message and say your name, contact information and what you could take, for instance two dogs, etc.

Large animals are being housed at The Ranch in Loveland.  At this time they do not need anymore donations.  See their web announcement here http://treventscomplex.blogspot.com/.

The Wolf Sanctuary.  There was some news on the sanctuary from nine news.  Here's the link: http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/271999/346/Concern-over-wolf-sanctuary More information can be found on their facebook page.

Mel's notes:
We all know people who have lost in this fire...we all HAVE lost in this fire.  My heart right now is specifically with my friends Mark and Leslie Wharton, my friends who built their home with their hands over years of their trade of carpentry.  They had a beautiful home built with love over years of their love for each other. Mark and Leslie ARE Larimer County.  Their presence in this community over the years have helped to make it the great place that it is, both have been serious influences in my "outdoor" life and if' you've done any activities up the Poudre or Rist, probably yours too. They just found out their home is gone.  Sadly, I know they are not the only ones, but happily I know they are safe.   I've set up a donation page for Mark and Leslie if you feel compelled to help financially.

Lastly, there is a reason why I have made Larimer County my home for so long and that is because of the people, like Mark and Leslie who live here and constantly inspire me.  I'm proud to be a member of the community and joining Larimer County Search and Rescue has been one of the prouder moments of my life.  Let's stay strong and with helping hands lift the heavy hearts of our friends, family, and members of our community that are yet to be our friends and family.

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