Wildfires in Colorado continue to rage. As of Wednesday morning, the 6,200-acre blaze had been only 5 percent contained, and 65 mph winds blew the fire through containment lines into northwest Colorado Springs on Tuesday. Officials say it is exhibiting “extreme fire behavior.” Roughly 32,000 residents have been evacuated from the area so far. Colorado Springs reached a record 101 degrees on Tuesday, and conditions are expected to be hot and dry until early next week. Gov. John Hickenlooper said, “It’s as serious as it gets,” while the Colorado Springs fire chief labeled it “a firestorm of epic proportions.”
Support Firefighters on the Frontline and Displaced Families of Colorado Springs
Wednesday, June 26th
Donations Accepted from 8:30-2:00 pm
Location: Walmart Parking Lot in Castle Rock...
Just east of I-25 off Front Street
What is Needed?
Gatorade or Similar Drinks
Blankets and Hand Sanitizer
Help support our neighbors to the south and those actively engaged
in supressing the blaze by donating much needed items.
All Donations will be delivered directly to Red Cross in Colorado Springs.
Other ways to help Firefighters and Families of the Waldo Canyon Fire: Bring Donations to Wal-mart in Castle Rock, to Volunteer contact 719-955-0742, to make a Cash Donation to the Red Cross contact Adriana Watson at 719-884-1047 or Pat Sisterson at 719-884-1047.
[Editor's note: This post has been edited to correct mention of an organizer who was mistakenly identified as a member of Occupy Denver. Apologies for the error.]