Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Black Forest Fire Info

UPDATED 7/30/2013

General Info:

If you are finding damage, see looters or have information about the cause of the fire, please call 719-390-5555

Counseling is available through Aspen Pointe from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. every day.  Please call 719-572-6100

El Paso County help and resourceshttp://www.elpasoco.com/pages/SafetyandAssistance.aspx

www.bffassistance.com for those needing assistance regarding the Black Forest Fire


Help Colorado Now site

You can also text "DONATE" to 41010 to donate $10 to Care and Share

Current needs throughout the city:

If you'd like to help after the fire with things like cleanup and sifting through ashes, register here:

Samaritan's Purse is also still needing volunteers:

Other clean up help needed:

Care and Share 
2605 Preamble Point (Constitution and Powers)

Use this link to register to volunteer with Care and Share:

Springs Rescue Mission
1 W. Las Vegas
Donations of clothing items and toiletries being accepted for fire victims.  You can also bring items to all home Sky Sox games.

As always, we will continue to donate 100% of all wristband proceeds.  $8 of every Tshirt will also be donated. Normally, we donate $1 of every bumper sticker, but we are changing that to 100% of those proceeds as well, to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation's Emergency Relief Fund.

Other items needed:


Continuously updated resource map:

Disaster Assistance Center
1675 Garden of the Gods Rd
Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until further notice. The center will offer resources for those who lost their homes, including counseling services, insurance agents and a few Waldo Canyon fire survivors who hope to advise the latest fire victims on the recovery process to come


July 29, Black Forest Recovery Fund Golf Tournament
Flying Horse
Proceeds will  benefit the Black Forest Recovery Fund and Care and Share
Contact Audra Mater for more info at 339-9831
Registration deadline is July 22 and there are sponsorships available.

August 4, Denver Makes It Rain, 2-8 p.m.
Prost Brewing Co.
2540 19th St., Denver.0, CO 80211
Cheba Hut Denver and Pikes Peak Community Foundation are teaming up to benefit those affected by the Black Forest Fire and the Waldo Canyon Fire.  There will be games, raffles, prizes, food, beer, music and more!  Check out the event on the Denver Makes It Rain Facebook page!

Please also see our event page here:  Event Page

If you'd like your event added, please contact us!


A.C.E. Construction 
Robert Pond
Offering free emergency roof repair to those affected by the fire

American Storage
6740 Vincent Dr. (719) 265-9999
Offering specials for evacuees

Offers an Evacuee Program to help those affected get into new homes.  No short terms lease fees and up front costs are waived.  Contact them for more info!

(ColoradoStrong does not endorse or promote any individuals.  We are just sharing info!)

Nicole Elizabeth
(719) 426-7211
Hosting both Mary Kay and Pampered Chef fundraiser
For every order received, she will donate the proceeds to an organization of your choosing.  She had a very good friend lose their home and would love to do more to help.  Please contact her for more info! This is the message she sent:
 "For Mary Kay I was going to do an online event and offer free skin classes and pampering sessions for any of the displaced victims who would like one to ease their mind and worry. If anyone orders off my website 100% of the profits will go straight to an organization of ColoradoStrong's Choice in order to help the fire victims.

For Pampered Chef, It would also be an online event  and if anyone wants a free pampered chef cooking show, I would do that for them as well. I would also bake and cook food to bring to different places the victims may be. Just like with Mary Kay, any orders done through the website will be immediately sent to an organization of your choice.

Outside of the two business, I have two boxes of toddler boys clothes and one bag of juniors clothes. If anyone would like their children watched I can bring books and toys and do a play date.  I have a van that can transport children's clothes and can cook meals as well. I am able to take care of children and animals, plus the two fundraisers."

Nicole is a loyal ColoradoStrong supporter and really wants to do what she can to help! Thank you, Nicole!

Amanda Reyes
Online Scentsy fundraiser
Hosting a Scentsy fundraiser
All proceeds from fundraiser being donated to fire relief efforts.  Be sure to click on the open party for Black Forest and Royal Gorge Fires on the above link.  Amanda is a loyal supporter of ColoradoStrong and a long time family friend.  Thank you, Amanda!

Callie Riesling Photography
Donating "Memory Mini Sessions" to those that have lost their homes in the Black Forest Fire.  Please contact Callie for more info!  Callie is a family friend and this hits very close to home for her, literally.  Thank you, Callie!

Figgy's Cupcakes
Felicia Figueroa
(719) 216-8183
Donating 50% of all proceeds from cupcakes sales throughout the entire month of June!

Once Upon a Frame Photography
Note from Lisa:
"My name is Lisa Walker and I am the Owner/Photographer of Once Upon A Frame Photography Studio in Colorado Springs and I am not sure how or with whom I should make this offer to the families who have lost their homes, so I thought maybe you or someone there could tell me whom I should ask?
I also understand that ya'll are very busy and that there is so much more important thing's that the families need right now, but I would like to help as I can. With that in mind, I would like to offer a free family photo session and photo disc to any of the families who have lost their homes/family photos due to the fires. I know it is not much and it won't replace all the family photos that the families have lost in the fire, but if I can help in this manner, please let me know when you can. I have enclosed my link to my website where I can be contacted or please let me know if you would prefer a phone number.
Again, please know my heart and prayers are with each of you and the families who have lost so much due to the fires. I pray you all stay safe and that this fire is put out soon. God Bless each of you for the amazing job that you are doing for everyone in Black Forrest.
Lisa Walker

Once Upon A Frame Photography
That's me, the person behind the camera!. Colorado Springs, CO 80902"

Halemartin Photography:

Note from Courtney: "Good Morning! What do you do when your son is playing itsy bitsy spider on your face at 3:45 am? You think of ways you can give back to the community during this time of disaster. 

I will offer 30-minute mini sessions at my studio or at a surrounding location for $120. Each session includes 5 digital files (5×7 @300 ppi, printable up to 11×14). Additional digital images can be purchased for $25 each or 5 for $100.

$20 from each session and 20% of additional digital file sales will go towards a local organization that is helping raise funds for the victims of the Black Forest Fires. Some examples of lcoal organizations are the Pikes Peak Community Foundation's Emergency Relief Fund, Pikes Peak Red Cross, Care and Share, Salvation Army of Colorado Springs, or other charitable organizations directly helping local fire victims."

Sarah Stockwell

Note from Sarah: "My business is Dragon Glass. I make fused glass jewelry and live in Black Forest. My FB page is www.facebook.com/dragonglassusa and my Etsy page is https://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonGlassUSA"  Check her pages for information about how she's helping out!

Bonnie Moore

Note from Bonnie: "A friend who is also donating a portion of her Etsy shop proceeds recommended I write to you with the link to my own Etsy shop as I'm also donating a percentage of my proceeds.
Thanks!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/NonnaGiornosCrafts"  She and Sarah Stockwell are both donating portions of their proceeds.  Check them out!


    We have a fully furnished 3 BR 3 bath almost 2500 sq. ft guest home on 120 acres immediately available for a family who has lost their home to the fire. It is about 30 minutes NE of Castle Rock- a very private and beautiful retreat with it's own gazebo and 360 degree wrap around deck. Call 303-324-5332.

    1. what is the rent? What is the length of the lease? Thanks for the info. I have a friend still displaced from losing her home and this is exactly what she is looking for.

    2. Might want to try the number listed. We didn't post it so have no info about it.