How to get/give help


  • A disaster assistance center for Spring Fire victims was open at the Blanca/Fort Garland Community Center. The center offered:

    - Guidance regarding disaster recovery
    - Housing assistance and rental resources
    - Information regarding crisis counseling
    - Access to local disaster recovery organizations


  • Care and Share Food Bank is holding a "fund drive" and are asking for only financial gifts at this time so they can remain flexible in helping several Colorado communities. The money raised goes to the organization's disaster relief fund as they continue to provide support to the southern half of the state. Click here to donate.

  • Donations for Spring Fire victims and first responders are being accepted at the following two locations:
    - Upper Huerfano County Fire Department, 25396 Highway 69, Gardner
    - Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Street, Walsenburg

  • One Nation Walking Together is accepting donations through as long as needed for those affected by the Spring Fire. Monetary donations are preferred, but they will also accept other items including clothing and non-perishable food. For questions, call 719-329-0521. Click here for more on the organization.

  • Spanish Peaks Community Foundation has set up the Spring Fire Relief Fund for fire victims. Donations may be made by
    - clicking here
    - mailing a check to: Spanish Peaks Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1101, Walsenburg, Colorado, 81089
    - depositing a check at the First National Bank of Trinidad at any location
    (Note "Spring Fire Relief" on any mailed or deposited check)
  • Pikes Peak United Way's 211 is providing updates for Costilla County individuals impacted by the fire and those who want to help. Residents can call 211 for the free resource line Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Click here to donate to the La Veta Fire Protection District, or mail a check to P.O. Box 816, La Veta, Colorado, 81055 (note "firefighter support" on donation).
  • Donate to the Upper Huerfano Fire District by mailing a check to P.O. Box 147, Gardner, Colorado, 81040.
  • Click here to donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief. Apline Bank is matching up to $250,000 in donations.
  • To help evacuated animals, monetary donations can still be dropped off at the Teller County Sheriff's Office on 11400 Highway 24 in Divide to be received by the Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association. The money will go towards purchasing a livestock trailer, which is desperately needed by the county to help transport animals.
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