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As part of our fire recovery efforts, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions below. We'll update this list as recovery efforts continue. Click here to see a Fire Recovery Report from November 12, 2020.
What is the best way to support wildfire efforts at this time?
The best way for you to support the community through this response and recovery is through financial contributions to our Larimer County Fire Recovery Fund. The full extent of needs won’t be evident for some time, and recovery is a months-long, if not years-long process.
Can I mail a check instead of making a donation online?
Absolutely! Be sure to include "fire recovery efforts" on the memo line of your check. You can mail a check to:
United Way of Larimer County
525 West Oak Street, Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Where can I donate physical items? (clothes, food, water, toys for displaced children, etc.)
Responding agencies are not accepting physical donations right now. Once needs become more evident, a list will be circulated with the community. If you want to be put on a list to be contacted as needs arise, please share your name, contact information, and what you have to offer to Community Impact Manager, Lauren Leary, at email@example.com.
If you want to donate non-perishable food items, can you donate to the Food Bank of Larimer County.
How can I volunteer to support the wildfire response and recovery?
We will be posting all volunteer opportunities on NoCoVolunteers.org when they become available. We anticipate volunteer needs to arise in the near future to support with donation management, debris clean-up, and other activities. To be notified of future needs, please create a user account on NoCoVolunteers.org.
My family has been evacuated, where do I go, and how can I get access to clothing and other supplies?
Call 2-1-1 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM - rental and utility assistance, health care, child care, clothing, and more.
Shelter assistance for those in evacuation areas is available from the Red Cross (1-800-417-0495 ext. 1).
Small animal shelter is available via the Larimer Humane Society, call 970-226-3647 ext. 7 (companion animals and barnyard animals up to the size of sheep/goats).
Large animal shelter or evacuation assistance is available via the LCSO Posse, call 970-498-5359 if you need help.
Evacuation points are open:
Embassy Suites 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538
Westminster City Park Rec Center 10455 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80020
Isle of Capri 401 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422
You can also call the Red Cross at 1-800-417-0495
Call the Cameron Peak/East Troublesome (in Larimer County) Fires Joint Information Center (JIC) 970-980-2500 to hear a recording of the most current information and the option to speak to a call-taker. The JIC is open daily at 8am as needed.
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