When the flames were active, the Salvation Army supplied food and other essentials for first responders and evacuees, and collectively contributed over 2,000 hours of volunteer work. In the direct aftermath of the fire, the Salvation Army took on the colossal task of supporting Black Forest residents with both physical and emotional care.
Now that the embers have cooled, the Salvation Army is facing their most financially challenging mission yet — providing recovery assistance to home and business owners who lack adequate insurance.
Recent estimates show that 28% of the homes destroyed and 95% of the businesses were not insured. The Salvation Army wants to accommodate everyone in need, but it is monetarily impossible given the amount of donations received up to this point, especially in combination with the funds needed for ongoing recovery efforts after last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire.
For these reasons, the Salvation Army is sending out a plea for help. If you wish to aid the Salvation Army with local disaster relief operations, click here, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10.
We’re pleased to announce that applications for nonprofits interested in participating in the 2013 Give! campaign are available from tomorrow, March 1, through March 31.
Any 501(c)3 that serves the Pikes Peak region is encouraged to apply online here. (Please note this link will only be live during the application period.)
Over the last four years, Give! has funneled $2.3 million directly to 96 local nonprofits while giving them access to matching grants, media exposure and dozens of hands-on training opportunities from local and regional experts.
March 7 at noon: Bring brown bag lunch; drinks provided
March 19 at 8:30 a.m.: Coffee provided
Check the Independent and csindy.com for updates, or watch FOX 21 News TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. to get the details. Questions? Reach the entire Give! team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big thanks to our friends at Luce Research for developing and hosting the application again this year, and to our friends at the Independent, the Colorado Springs Business Journal and FOX 21 News, for helping spread the word!
Reposted by permission of indygive.com.