Support the people of Colorado in their time of need by donating to the Razoo Foundation's Colorado Wildfire Relief Fund.
As firefighters battle nine large wildfires sweeping through the drought-stricken state of Colorado, more than 30,000 residents have fled their homes and are in need of immediate assistance.
As of Monday, July 2, the Waldo Canyon fire has consumed 17,827 acres, hundreds of homes and continues to spread. Winds of up to 65 mph helped fires breach containment lines, while exhausted firefighters are stretched thin trying to contain blazes in different areas across the state and over difficult terrain.
Fires are threatening the heavily populated area around Colorado Springs, with property losses expected to reach hundreds of millions of dollars. Tens of millions have already been spent fighting the fires. Regular updates on the size of the fires and areas affected can be found here.
Many relief agencies have requested monetary donations, stating that they do not currently have the resources to handle unsolicited individual donations of clothes, furniture or food. The Razoo Foundation Colorado Wildfire Disaster Fund will grant funds to those nonprofits the Foundation determines are best positioned to assist these Colorado neighbors in the aftermath of these destructive fires.
Among those reputable nonprofits currently seeking to provide immediate disaster assistance are:
- Pikes Peak United Way (Waldo Canyon Victims’ Assistance Fund)
- Care and Share Food Bank
- Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
- Colorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department
- Woodmen Valley Chapel
- Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
- The Salvation Army
- Larimer Humane Society
- Pikes Peak Community Foundation
- Pikes Peak YMCA
- Pikes Peak Red Cross
- Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado