Long-Term Recovery Group of Northern Colorado (LTRG-NoCo) Fund (High Park & Woodland Heights Fires)
With more than 250 homes destroyed by the devastating High Park and Woodland Heights (Estes Park) Fires, many displaced individuals and families have a long road ahead to stability. In response to their ongoing needs, United Way of Larimer County has established the Long-Term Recovery Group of Northern Colorado (LTRG-NoCo) Fund.
Administered by Long-Term Recovery Group of Northern Colorado (LTRG-NoCo), made up of more than 50 nonprofit agencies, government organizations, faith-based groups and concerned citizens, the Fund will be used specifically for long-term recovery needs of residents affected by the fires and subsequent flooding in Larimer County. United Way of Larimer County is serving as the fiscal agent for the Fund.
“Many in our communities have lost so much and we know they will not be made whole overnight,” said United Way of Larimer County President & CEO Gordan Thibedeau. “There will be unmet needs that our community can address over time. This group will be reaching out through our extensive regional network to see that families facing ongoing hardships are not forgotten weeks and months later.”
100% of the money donated to the Long-Term Recovery Group of Northern Colorado (LTRG-NoCo) Fund will be used support long-term recovery efforts to rebuild lives and provide stability to individuals and families affected by the fires and subsequent flooding in Larimer County. Long-term recovery needs addressed by the Fund will include such items as temporary and transitional housing and medical and health needs. Additional long-term recovery items will be included, as the eventual scope of the community needs are revealed.
How to Donate to the Fund
- Donate By Phone: Call United Way of Larimer County at 970-407-7000 with a credit card number.
- Donate By Mail: Donations via mail may be sent to United Way of Larimer County, 424 Pine Street, Suite 102, Fort Collins, CO, 80524 (be sure to note LTRG-NoCo Fund in the memo line)
- Donate Online: Click here to make a secure online donation. On the donation page, select “LTRG-NoCo Fund (High Park & Woodland Heights Fires)” in the drop-down menu under “Your Gift”
How to Get Assistance
To be eligible for assistance, residents must have suffered losses in the fires and/or flooding. Residents must meet with LTRG-NoCo case managers, who will assess situations, identify resources, and refer residents to possible sources of assistance, including funds available from the LTRG-NoCo.
Eligible uses of the funds include the following:
- Health-related issues
- Repair or replacement of primary homes
- Repair or replacement of personal property
- Loss of livelihood
- Temporary housing needs
- Other compelling needs
To prioritize funding distribution, the LTRG-NoCo will consider factors such as financial need, documented disability or health need, single parent, older adult, immediate need for safe housing, and other compelling factors. Documentation, as appropriate and available, may be required by case managers to verify need.
Residents can make an appointment with a case manager by calling 970-646-8879 or visiting the LTRG-NoCo office at 215 East Foothills Parkway, Suite 1EB, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (in strip mall north of Macy’s), Tuesday through Friday between 9:00am – 5:00pm. An appointment is necessary to meet with a case manager.
For more information about the Long-Term Recovery Group of Northern Colorado Fund, please contact:
970-484-5010 ext. 218
United Way of Larimer County
Thank you to the many volunteers, donors, businesses and concerned citizens who have reached out to support our neighbors during the High Park Fire, Woodland Heights Fire and subsequent flooding in Larimer County. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our caring and generous community.