Thousands of plants donated to Waldo Canyon Fire and Black Forest Fire victims after flash flooding

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Pueblo nursery has donated thousands of perennial plants to victims of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires in and near Colorado Springs.

KRDO-TV reports Southwest Farms teamed up with volunteers at a Colorado Springs church on Saturday and handed out 6,000 plants and a mix of native grasses.

Jim Rottenborn, who lost his home in the Waldo Canyon Fire last summer, says receiving the plants is "a big step forward to realizing my landscaping plans."

The Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs and June's Black Forest fire northeast of the city collectively destroyed more than 800 homes.

Southwest Farms plans to give away another 6,000 plants next weekend.
 

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