Southern Colorado nonprofits, organizations that fundraise for Boulder County

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) – Nonprofits, organizations and businesses in southern Colorado are rallying to collect supplies and cash donations to give to victims of the fires in Superior and Louisville in the Boulder County.

Last week, more than 35,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes as two wildfires spread through Boulder County. Boulder County officials say nearly 1,000 homes have been damaged and destroyed. Businesses also burned down, including a Super Target dealership and Tesla.

While the Boulder County Community Foundation and Colorado Red Cross are accepting donations to support disaster relief efforts following the Marshall and Middle Fork fires, there are ways to donate directly. in Colorado Springs.

The non-profit 22 Until None, in partnership with Disgruntled Vets, is collecting clothing, household items and furniture this Thursday for victims of the Boulder County fire.

Christopher Ruble with 22 Until None says the response from the community in the first 72 hours of collection has been overwhelming.

“I don’t have the words,” Ruble said.

He now says their needs have shifted from the aforementioned donations to non-perishable food items.

“Water, tuna, things like that that are easily mobile and easy to transfer,” Ruble says.

22 Up to none and disgruntled vets also accept cash donations. With that, they buy items from Amazon to add to the supplies they bring to Boulder County.

Finally, both groups say they need volunteers to sort the donations.

Terry Shattuck of the Colorado Springs-based animal rights group “So Much for Pets” says his organization collects pet food, kennels, crates, beds and blankets for victims of the fire in Boulder County with members of their furry family.

“I can’t imagine the horrific loss, not only of homes, but especially of animals,” Shattuck said.

So Much for Pets has been collecting supplies and monetary donations for disaster areas for ten years.

“We’ve never set out to do this, but probably 80% of what we do is responding to emergencies,” he explains.

Shattuck says they need more donations after making monetary donations to victims of the Kentucky tornado.

To donate items to 22 up to none and disgruntled veterans, Click here.

To donate items to So Much for Pets, Click here.

To register for the AirBnB Open Homes program, if you wish to open your home to Coloradans displaced from the Marshall Fire, Click here.

To donate to the Boulder County Community Foundation, Click here.

For more information on next steps for anyone affected by the Marshall Fire, including mental health services, Click here.

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