Denver7 Gives has started a new fundraising campaign for victims of Colorado's wildfires with all proceeds staying to help our local neighbors.
To donate, go here and then look for "Help Colorado Wildfire Victims" in the dropdown. If you are having trouble accessing the donate page on a mobile device, go to thedenverchannel.com/denver7gives.
Denver7 Gives has collected nearly $280,000 from thousands of donors as of Monday morning. One-hundred percent of the funds collected through Denver7 Gives goes to Colorado's wildfire victims.
Click here to go right to the Denver7 Gives donation form and help your neighbors
We are working with our community partners up and down the Front Range to ensure every dollar raised stays in Colorado and helps families who've lost so much.
On Tuesday morning, your donations helped feed breakfast to wildfire evacuees in Westminster.
Thank you, Colorado 🙏 Your donations to Denver7 Gives are helping our neighbors who have evacuated from the wildfires. Right now, your gift is helping by providing breakfast. 🍳 How you can help: https://t.co/mW8DtYUN3k pic.twitter.com/GdT8K6mfF3— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) October 27, 2020
Thousands of people were evacuated and several structures burned in the East Troublesome Fire in Grand County. Donations will go toward the Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund. Additionally, thousands of residents have been impacted by the Calwood and Lefthand Canyon fires in Boulder County, and 26 homes had been destroyed. If you would like to help the Community Foundation of Boulder County has a list of local nonprofits you can choose from through its 2020 Fires Relief Fund.
The Grand County Wildlife Emergency Fund has been established to help residents devastated by the East Troublesome Fire.
Further north, in western Larimer County, the Cameron Peak Fire continues to burn and evacuations have been in place in some areas for weeks. United Way of Larimer County has a Cameron Peak Fire Response Fund to help people there.
They are still waiting for the damaged to be assessed so they can figure out what residents need. But in 2012, they helped people in various ways after a devastating fire.
“Replacing people's tools and equipment lost in barns, cars and trucks lost in the fire. We were able to help veterans with rebuilding, and we were able to help with debris removal,” said Claire Bouchard, with United Way of Larimer County.
You can donate online or text “LarimerUnited” to 41444.
As families return to find their homes have been lost GoFundMe accounts have been popping up to help.
A family is raising money for Courtney and Todd Walsh. They only had half an hour to evacuate before the fire took their Boulder County home.
A Longmont couple lost their home and their cat after safely evacuating. Family started a GoFundMe to help them get back on their feet.
One woman escaped with just the clothes on her back but the fire destroyed her home and all her belongings. She is raising money for basic necessities.
A donkey who survived the Overland Fire in 2003 is in need of help after the fires destroyed its owner's farm and stable.
The Larimer County Fairgrounds has taken in hundreds of horses. They need help with supplies until they can go home.
Denver7 would like to say thanks to our radio partners both in northern Colorado (New Country 99.1, Retro 102.5, 99.9 THE POINT, 94.3 The X, and Power 102.9, home of the Rams) and in metro Denver (MIX 100, KOOL 105 and Altitude Sports 92.5).
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Denver7 features the stories of people who need help and now you can help them with a cash donation through Denver7 Gives. One hundred percent of contributions to the fund will be used to help people in our local community.