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Help for Fire Evacuees

Because of the evacuations, many people are in need of assistance right now. The following is information about various groups and charities that may need donations/assistance.

Please keep in mind, many charities are being inundated with items they cannot use. We advise you to call ahead before dropping off items.

  • Red Cross 632-3563
  • Humane Society 473-1741
  • Salvation Army 636-3891

    As people evacuate, there is also concern about their pets and livestock.

    For emergency animal evacuations, call the Fire Emergency Operations Center at:
    303-814-7070

    For information on places that are taking in large animals, call:
    720-733-6972

    For information on places that are taking in small pets, like dogs and cats, call the Pikes Peak Humane Society's Buddy Center in Castle Rock:
    303-435-9051

    The Humane Society is looking for people willing to house displaced pets, in case the fire spreads and they need more places to put the animals.

    Douglas County
    Livestock: Jefferson County Fairgrounds
    720-733-6972
    Companion Animals: The Dumb Friends League Buddy Center
    303-751-5772

    Jefferson County
    Livestock: Jefferson County Fairgrounds
    303-271-6603
    Companion Animals: Table Mountain Animal Center
    303-278-7575

    Park County
    Livestock & Companion Animals: Park County Fairgrounds
    719-836-4289

    Teller County
    Livestock: Teller County Sherif's Office 719-687-9652
    Companion Animals: Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region
    719-473-1741

    The Teller County fairgrounds in Cripple Creek is also taking in large animals. They also need donations of hay and oats. For information, call the Teller County Sheriff's Office at:
    687-9652

    Teller County Sheriff's Office is taking donations to help displaced animals. Send checks to:
    Teller County Sheriff's Office, Attn: Animal Welfare, PO Box 27, Divide, Colorado 80814

    Woodland Park
    Animals can be taken to the Rodeo Grounds

    Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is helping to evacuate livestock from the Lake George/Woodland Park area.
    719-495-3908

    Front Range Equine Rescue - two locations
    Woodland Park - 719-495-6389
    Woodland Park Saddle Club 719-687-9975

    Horse Owners who need shelter can call Hillary Wood at:
    719-495-6389
    Other numbers:
    Douglas County Fairgrounds 720-733-6903
    Teller County Extension Service 719-689-2552

    Free parking for Trailers/Campers
    Rockrimmon Self-Storage
    John Sant
    6125 Mark Dabling Road
    719-273-2206; pager 719-389-9829

    A-1 Self Storage Warehouse
    4825 E. Platte Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80915
    Reserving 15-20 Units for Woodland Park evacuees. Free rent for a month on units. Proof of residency required.
    719-591-8900

    Care & Share accepting both monetary & non-perishable food donations at 4875 Northpark Drive. Items needed: bottled water, canned tuna. canned meals (such as chili), pasta, canned soup, cereal, canned fruit, peanut butter & canned vegetables.
    719-528-1247

    People who wish to send a financial donation in support of the Salvation Army Disaster Relief may send a check to:
    The Salvation Army
    PO Box 9947
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909

    Firefighters in need of: bottle water, lip balm, lotion, sun block, eye drops, toothpaste power bars & heavy gloves. Bring items to:
    Black Forest Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 26th 4-7P. For more information:
    Pam @ 719-495-3035 or Martha @ 719-495-9356
    Sponsored by the Black Forest Arts & Crafts Guild

    Help the Community during fire disaster - drop off items for Firemen of Colorado. Items needed: gatorade, power bars and packaged nutritional food or drink, clothing, ie socks and t-shirts etc. Drop of at these Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits sites:

    Colorado Springs

  • S. 8th Street - 719-475-8175
  • 3815 E. Pikes Peak - 719-591-2114
  • 3450 Austin Bluffs Pkwy - 719-598-8795
  • 2839 E. Fountain Blvd - 719-577-4004

    Pueblo

  • 1301 W. US Hwy 50
    719-296-9495

    Meals for Firefighters
    Monument Hill Baptist Church
    18725 Monument Hill Road
    719-460-3164

    The UTE PASS VACATION GUIDE, WALMART and the VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION would like to send out a huge THANK YOU for your support. The effort to assist us has been phenomenal! GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

    At this time, NO ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES OR DONATIONS ARE NEEDED for the Volunteer Fire Departments in the Pikes Peak Region.

    Additional food donations for the Salvation Army may be dropped off DIRECTLY to their locations at the Sheriff Station in Divide or at the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department.

    CASH DONATIONS may still be sent to:

    Ute Pass Fire Relief Fund
    Account #2271409
    1616 N. Circle
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909

    ***The Florissant Fire Department is selling quality cotton T-shirts with a silk-screen picture from the New York Fire Department, depicting three firemen raising a flag on a charred mountaintop. On the front is the Florissant Fire Department logo. The T-shirts sell for $20 each. Cash and checks only, please. Order by calling 719-749-3909 or mail your check to payable to the Florissant VFD at P.O. Box 502, Florissant CO 80816.***

    EVACUEES
    Now is the time to begin assisting evacuees who have lost their homes or will be without electricity or water for several weeks to come. Cash donations are being accepted through the Ute Pass Fire Relief Fund.

    The Fund also expects to be setting up areas where evacuees can come and begin picking up needed items to begin their lives again and will notify the public when and where these places will be. Those wishing to drop off items can call 719-684-9295.

    PLEASE keep in mind that new, undamaged, clean items will mean a lot more to these people than used, broken or dirty items.

    WALMART IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING DONATED ITEMS. Please call 719-684-9295 for information about where to drop off donations.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, MONEY, DONATIONS AND EFFORTS! Every dime we receive goes directly to help those who are helping us. Please forward this to whomever you think might be able to help

    Below is a list of needed items at this time:

    Mountain Communities 687-2766
    (Deckers, Westcreek)
    CASH donations are welcome and appreciated!

    4 Mile 719-689-3417
    (Off Teller 1 near Evergreen Station)
    chainsaws
    bar oil for chainsaws
    diesel oil Rotella
    transmission fluid Type F and Dextron
    10/30 and 5/30 two cycle oil
    antifreeze
    CASH for Wild Land Gear
    Helmets with lights
    Thos-Chek Class A Concentrate firefighting foam
    1" forestry hose
    Kenwood hand-held radios

    Divide 719-687-8773
    CASH for gas and unforeseen supplies
    double A batteries for radios
    New Skin Band-Aids
    candy bars
    socks

    Florissant 719-748-3909
    CASH for gas and unforeseen supplies
    Beef jerky
    Socks
    4 13 gallon trash cans
    large plastic tote boxes
    Kenwood hand-held radios

    Lake George 748-3022
    sunglasses with straps
    washer or laundry service
    industrial work boots - sizes 5 to 9 ½ - NO STEEL TOES
    1 3/8" nylon rope
    bungee cords

    NE Teller County Woodland Park 719-687-1866
    No needs at this time

    EACH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT THEIR FACILITIES, or you can send your contribution through the following resources:

    Ute Pass Fire Relief Fund
    Account #2271409
    Pikes Peak Credit Union
    1616 N. Circle
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    OR
    720 W. Midland
    Woodland Park, CO 80863
    719-684-9295

    Volunteer Center of the Pikes Peak Region
    Brenda Clifton, Director 719-575-4342, 2 N. Cascade, Suite 110, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    1-800-VOLUNTEER

    Mountain Communities 719-687-2766
    (Deckers, Westcreek)
    CASH donations are welcome and appreciated!

    4-Mile 719-689-3417
    (Off Teller 1 at Evergreen Station)
    CASH for Wild Land firefighting gear
    chainsaws
    bar oil for chain saws
    Rotella diesel oil
    antifreeze
    Transmission fluid Type F and Dextron
    10/30 and 5/30 two cycle oil
    Helmets with lights
    CASH for Thos-Check Class A Concentrate firefighting foam
    1" forestry hose
    CASH for Kenwood hand-held radios

    Divide 719-687-8773
    CASH for gas and unforeseen supplies
    Double A batteries for radios
    New Skin Band-Aids
    candy bars
    socks
    "busy" toys of a non-violent nature for children of firefighters and evacuees

    Florissant 719-748-3909
    CASH for gas and unforeseen supplies
    beef jerky
    socks
    4 13 gallon trash cans
    CASH for Kenwood hand-held radios
    "busy" toys of a non-violent nature for children of firefighters and evacuees

    ***The Florissant Fire Department is selling quality cotton T-shirts with a silk-screen picture from the New York Fire Department, depicting three firemen raising a flag on a charred mountaintop. On the front is the Florissant Fire Department logo. The T-shirts sell for $20 each. Cash and checks only, please. Order by calling 719-749-3909 or mail your check to payable to the Florissant VFD at P.O. Box 502, Florissant CO 80816.***

    Lake George 719-748-3022
    sunglasses with straps
    industrial work boots, sizes 5 to 9 NO STEEL TOES
    1 3/8" nylon rope
    bungee cords

    Green Mountain Falls/Chipeta Park 719-684-2293
    No needs at this time

    NE Teller County 719-687-1866
    (Woodland Park)
    No needs at this time

    Salvation Army Food Wagons at Lake George, Divide and Rampart Range Road outside of Woodland Park
    (located at the Sheriff Station on Highway 24 in Divide or the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department on Hwy 24 in Lake George)
    fresh, cooked or fried chicken
    chicken or tuna salad
    hot dogs
    canned corn and green beans (larger cans are better)
    other fresh vegetables (corn, lettuce, onion, etc.)
    fresh fruits (oranges and melons do not bruise as easily)
    frozen pizza or other frozen food
    condiments (mustard, mayo, ketchup, salt & pepper)
    bulk hamburger and patties
    spaghetti sauce
    gravy and other sauce mixes (no hot or spicy, please)
    grated cheese
    hamburger and hotdog buns
    any type of ready to serve meals in large quantities, homemade or other
    breakfast items (eggs, pop tarts, tortillas, sausage, etc.)
    potatoes
    margarine
    olive oil
    Aleve or ibuprofen (sealed and unopened please)
    Styrofoam cups, plates and bowls
    plastic knives, forks and spoons
    napkins
    trash bags
    NO LUNCHMEAT IS NEEDED AT THIS TIME

    EVACUEES
    Diapers, baby food and other items are becoming a necessity. Donations may be dropped off at the Salvation Army stations in Divide or Lake George, or at the Florissant Grange in Florissant.

    Ute Pass Fire Relief Fund
    Account #2271409
    1616 N. Circle
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, MONEY, DONATIONS AND EFFORTS! Every dime we receive goes directly to help those who are helping us. Please forward this to whomever you think might be able to help!

    ABATE of Colorado District 2 is heading up a effort to support one of the local fire districts. We have established a fund for the Florissant Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. This will help pay for gas, oil, repairs ect. They have old equipment that breaks down daily and we are trying to do our part. For more information:719-684-8386 or by cell at 719-641-6345.

    Veterans Carpet Care
    Shane Skeen 622-9699
    NO COST for victims of Hayman Fire
    Provide services to those people with smoke damage - carpets, upholstery, draperies # automobiles

    Hello Wonderful Mary Kay World!

    Just wanted to let you know that a director friend and myself went yesterday and delivered the first donations you have all so graciously donated. We counted everything before we took it to the Firefighters and it amounted to $5,643!!! You all are absolutely awesome!

    You should have seen the scene when we pulled up in that pink Cadillac! there were little pup tents everywhere that the off duty visiting firemen are sleeping in and big red fire trucks parked everywhere too!!!

    I had gone to Kmart and purchased three huge plastic storage tubs to put all the sunscreens, lip balms, lip protectors and moisturizers, night creams and extra emollient night creams in and they were sooo heavy to pick up.... but the firemen came right to the trunk and were more than happy to unload them for us. They were soooo grateful and also said all of those products, a total of 593 separate items which amounted to $5,643 retail, would probably all be gone within ONE DAY!!! That just shows how many firemen are here from all over the U.S. helping Colorado with this tragic wild fire!

    Thanks so much for all you are donating, and please know you can continue to send any donations for me to deliver to them! They said they will be fighting this fire about three months!!!!

    My name and address again are:
    Connie Lustig
    4984 Castledown Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80917-2250
    719.597.1644

    Air Academy Federal Credit Union establishes Colorado Wildlife Relief Fund. This will help assist those left in need by the devstation of the wildfires. Contributions will be accepted at any Air Academy Federal Credit Union Branch in Colorado Springs, The AFAA, Monument, Castle Rock, Parker @ Highlands Ranch. For more information call: 1-800-223-1983 ext 1027

    The University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs is ready to help victims of the Hayman fire IF additional evacuations are necessary. Fifty-four beds are available at NO CHARGE to fire victims. The University will also offer reduced-price meals.

    FEMA - 1-800-621-FEMA


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