In response to the devastation of the Colorado fires, we have a list of organizations and resources that offer tips, information and guidance about how to help and how to receive help during this critical time.
Broadcast media across Colorado joined forces for a live fundraiser on Thursday, June 20 to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts. The fundraiser brought in over $135,000, and 100% of the proceeds went directly to the Colorado chapters of the American Red Cross. View our Facebook album for an event recap.
The American Red Cross is still accepting donations here.
- For the most up-to-date news coverage, get the latest reports from our partners at KRCC 91.5 FM in Colorado Springs/Pueblo, KUNC, serving northern Colorado and Aspen Public Radio.
- The Colorado Springs Gazette is updating a live blog with the most recent fire coverage and has put together an evacuation map. The Denver Post's interactive map also covers the Royal Gorge, Black Forest and Big Meadows wildfires.
- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is actively tweeting updates, as is the Elbert County Sheriff's Office.
- I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS' in-depth coverage in the "Red Zone" report explores the increased number of wildfires in Colorado, as well as the increased number of people living in high-risk fire zones. I-News Senior Reporter Burt Hubbard discusses this phenomenon on 9News here.
- Colorado Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster has a complete list of tips and links.
- Sesame Workshop offers Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies with tips, activities, and other easy tools to help the whole family prepare for emergencies.
- Sesame Street also offers additional toolkits for helping children deal with stress, loss and traumatic circumstances.
- The American Red Cross, Colorado chapters, has information on how to help and donate.
- The U.S. Forest Service website lists all current, active large wildfires in the country.
- The Fort Collins Coloradoan created a digital flyover of the Black Forest fire.
- Donate to the Salvation Army's Black Forest Fire relief effots.
- Review the guidelines at HelpColoradoNow.org before volunteering in a dangerous situation.
A continuously updated map of US wildfire locations, perimeters, fire potential areas, global burn areas, and precipitation. See the real-time effects of the fires via social media posts, photos and videos, provided by Esri.com: