The American Red Cross continues to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to several wildfires burning across the state and is prepared to open and staff additional shelters as needed.
Hundreds of individuals and families evacuated from the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs and the Royal Gorge Fire near Cañon City have turned to the Red Cross for shelter, food and comfort.
The Red Cross is partnering with local agencies to provide meals and snacks for evacuees, including the Salvation Army, Woodmen Valley Chapel and a number of local businesses and restaurants.
Red Cross volunteers are also working alongside other agencies in providing assistance to affected residents at a multi-agency disaster assistance center located at El Paso County Public Health, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd. Red Cross caseworkers are meeting with affected residents, assessing their needs, and providing comfort kits and stuffed animals. Experts are also available to provide preparedness and evacuation information for residents who have not yet had to evacuate their homes.
See the American Red Cross’ Colorado Chapter page for ways you can help!