Editor's Note: This story was updated Thurs., June 20 to reflect the addition of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region to the list.
This week, opportunities abound for helping Black Forest Fire victims. You can visit the Colorado Black Forest Fire 2013 and Black Forest Benefit Facebook pages to find volunteer opportunities, or email email@example.com to have El Paso County connect you with help organizations.
In addition, consider the following outlets.
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado: Monetary donations can be made at give.careandshare.org. Food donations are also accepted at three physical locations. Most-needed items are: canned and boxed meals, soup, cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, and snacks. Collections will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, June 21.
Drop-off locations: Care and Share Colorado Springs, 2605 Preamble Point, 528-1247; Care and Share Pueblo, 100 Greenhorn Drive, 719/296-6995; Colorado Springs World Arena, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2100.
Donate Gear for Good: UpaDowna, Mountain Equipment Recyclers and CityRock are collecting camping and outdoor gear to rent and give to victims.
Drop-off locations: Mountain Equipment Recyclers, 1024 S. Tejon St.; CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave.
Contact: 216-2185, upadowna.org/2013/06/13/donate-gear-good.
Pikes Peak Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund for the Pikes Peak Region: Monetary donations can be made online at ppcf.org/products/emergency-relief.
Salvation Army: Monetary donations designated "Colorado Fires" can be made online at imsalvationarmy.org or 800/725-2769.
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region: Monetary donations for their disaster emergency fund can be made online at hsppr.org/disasterdonation or in person at 610 Abbot Lane.
Wild Fire Tees: Buy a hip $20 T-shirt at wildfiretees.com and have 100 percent of the profits go to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund for the Pikes Peak Region.
Black Forest Fire Kids Drive: A one-day drive for children's clothing and shoes, toys, books, diapers and baby gear. Wednesday, June 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community Partnership for Child Development, 2330 Robinson St. Contact: 884-1414, cpcdheadstart.org.
The Warehouse Fire Victims Benefit: A gathering with food, drink and music from Grass It Up, Joe Johnson and Duffy's Cut. All funds will go to Care and Share. Wednesday, June 19, 6-9 p.m. The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St., $10. Contact: tinyurl.com/warehouse-benefit.
Black Forest Fire Fundraiser: A night on the patio with live music from the Acme Bluegrass Band and the Other Band with appetizers and a free first round. Proceeds benefit the Pikes Peak Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund. Call or email to make a reservation. Thursday, June 20, 6-8:30 p.m. The Margarita at PineCreek, 7350 Pine Creek Road. $20. Contact: 598-8667, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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