Thursday, December 5, 2013

UPDATE: Insurance workshop rescheduled

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM

The meeting has been rescheduled for Dec. 12.

Read on:

United Policyholders Reschedules Workshop for this Thursday, Dec. 12
A “Milestone Gathering” For Local Disaster Survivors

El Paso County, CO., Dec. 10, 2013 – United Policyholders has rescheduled the “Roadmap to Recovery: Milestone Gathering” workshop for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12. Black Forest residents are invited to celebrate progress made so far and get assistance in planning their course for the next phase of the journey back home.

“We're taking a less formal approach for this month's workshop in recognition of the unique challenges that disaster survivors experience during the holiday season, and giving people a break from the speaker/audience format,” Amy Bach,
Executive director. “We're billing it as a "Milestone Gathering" that will provide an opportunity for speaking with neighbors informally or one-on-one with local help resources and volunteers who've presented at past workshops.

Citizens with questions will have ten minute time slots will available on a sign up basis to receive individual consultations with previous UP workshop speakers and other local resource experts. Participants alongside Black Forest Residents for this “Milestone Gathering” include:
• UP workshop speakers
• Care and Share
• Aspen Pointe case workers
• County Commissioners and Public Services Staff
• Past disaster survivor volunteers

El Paso County Public Services staff will also be available to discuss the process and planning for the removal of dangerous trees throughout the burn area as well as the timetable and requirements necessary to meet FEMA deadlines.

The workshop is free and is at the Woodmen Heights Campus of Woodmen Valley Chapel, 8292 Woodmen Valley View (near the intersection of Woodmen Road and Marksheffel Road). There will be plenty of room to accommodate residents from throughout the area with insurance questions. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Supported by grants and donations, United Policyholders has previously helped Colorado homeowners following the 2012 Waldo Canyon and High Park wildfires in partnership with Boulder and Larimer Counties. The organization offers a free online library of tips and tools and has a large volunteer corps that includes numerous Colorado residents.

For Black Forest Fire Assistance Information, visit

For more information about United Policyholders, visit

Fire victims will have to wait to discuss insurance issues. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Fire victims will have to wait to discuss insurance issues.

A United Policyholders workshop on insurance, planned for the benefit of Black Forest Fire victims, has been postponed.

We mentioned the workshop this week in our Noted section. It was to be held tonight, but was postponed due to weather. No new date has been set so far.

Tonight’s United Policyholder Meetings is Postponed
No New Date Set Yet

Colorado Springs, CO, Dec. 5, 2013 – Tonight’s United Policyholder meeting “Roadmap to Recovery: Milestone Gathering” for the Black Forest residents has been postponed due to the winter weather.

“Due to the dangerous temperatures and driving conditions, we have determined it best to postpone the meeting tonight,” said Kerri Olivier, Colorado Disaster Relief Coordinator for United Policyholders. “We are working on a new date and time and will advise you as soon as we have some dates to consider.”

The workshop was scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Heights Campus of Woodmen Valley Chapel.

For Black Forest Fire Assistance Information, visit

For more information about United Policyholders, visit

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