Category Archives: Fourmile Fire

Fourmile Fire victims’ tremendous support

As the Boulder County Fourmile Fire donation center at 3111 28th Street closes today and volunteers and victims are directed to the distribution center at 5395 Pearl Street, I reflect on the tremendous support I’ve witnessed for victims.

On Fri., Sept. 10, the first day the center was open, a small army arrived close to 8 a.m. Mormon Helping Hands volunteers wearing their yellow vests from Boulder and Longmont stakes, geographical subdivisions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, volunteers from other faiths, Army personnel of some sort, business associates and individuals set up tables. They posted signs to aid in sorting, received bags of donations, formed a “bucket brigade” to unload trucks, sorted clothes by age and gender and fulfilled many other tasks. Continue reading

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Donating for Fourmile Fire victims

The Fourmile Fire that burned 135 homes and 6,388 acres as of Wednesday night is bringing out the generous side of Boulder. Enough donations have been received for victims that a storefront has been set up on the west side of Boulder Ski Deals, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, to give away the donations from 9 a.m. to roughly 5 p.m. The Camera story said it was clothing and other donated items, but that is where the questions start.

Can people drop off donations at that site? Is there anywhere else they can donate? What should they donate? What is needed?
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