How to help those affected by DISASTERS in ColoradO
HelpColoradoNow.org is a partnership between the Colorado Division of Emergency Management (CDEM) and Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (COVOAD). This initiative brings together government agencies and non-profit organizations so they may better assist communities affected by disasters.
FINANCIAL GIFTS ARE THE BEST WAY TO HELP!
FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES RESPONDING TO DISASTERS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP
Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed
To make a financial gift to the organization of your choice, CLICK HERE for a list of reputable agencies responding to the disaster or dial 2-1-1 (or 1-866-760-6489)
Member agencies of Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster do not promote one charity over another. Please donate to a charity of your choice.
MATERIAL DONATIONS FOR WILDFIRES
Currently NO material donations are needed
Donate ONLY those things that are requested by officials and bring them to the official designated collection centers – if established
Items not needed may go to waste and get in the way of relief efforts. Donations for VACANT rental properties, vacation homes, can be listed through below links. Please note donated rooms in homes can NOT be accepted: VACANT rental properties in Colorado Springs area can be listed on: Colorado Housing Search. VACANT rental properties in Fort Collins area can be listed on: Northern Colorado Rentals.
Meal donations from restaurants (no home cooked meals please) may be needed for some local personnel and organizations supporting response efforts (please note that Federal Incident Command can NOT accept ANY food offers). If you are a restaurant and want to donate meals, CLICK HERE, and then wait to be contacted (never bring food to a site unless it is requested).