Pikes Peak Community Foundation creates local disaster relief fund
The Pikes Peak Community Foundation is launching the Emergency Relief Fund for the Pikes Peak Region today to benefit non-profit and first responder organizations providing local disaster relief.
The fund is modeled on last year’s Waldo Canyon Firefighters Fund, which received an outpouring of community support, but was limited to funding Waldo Canyon fire relief. The Emergency Relief Fund for the Pikes Peak Region will have more flexibility to quickly respond to the community’s needs.
“With homes already burning in the Black Forest area and a hot, dry summer ahead of us, as well as flooding danger in the Waldo Canyon burn area, we want to be prepared to support the non-profits and first responders that help our neighbors recover from disaster,” said Michael Hannigan, CEO.
Donations are being accepted to the fund immediately and can be made on the Foundation’s website. Contributions will be used to fund eligible costs for pressing needs such as emergency supplies and gas, as well as restoration efforts. Fund disbursement will be overseen by a committee of local experts.