Tens of thousands of dollars will help two local communities impacted by major wildfires. The "Ashes to Art" auction at Garden of the God's Club in Colorado Springs raised $40,400.
Local artist and Mountain Shadows resident Steve Weed donated 22 paintings he made with ashes from the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires.
We spoke with one homeowner at the auction whose home was destroyed in the Black Forest Fire.
"It was a real privilege for us to know that Steve wanted to use our charcoal and ash in his project," said Black Forest homeowner Ted Robertson.
"I'm humbled by all of it," said Weed. "I'm humbled by the group that we have here, and the people that have done the work, amazing work to help this. There's been a lot of people that made this work out."
The money raised will go to building the Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial in Mountain Shadows Park and the rebuilding efforts of Black Forest Together.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus