How to help Wetmore fire victims

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Remember this? The Waldo fire burns our mountainside.
  • Remember this? The Waldo fire burns our mountainside.

Fourteen homes are gone in the still-raging Wetmore fire on the edge of Pueblo County.

The disaster comes at a time when memories of the Waldo Canyon Fire are still fresh. Over the summer, many residents opened their wallets to charity to help the Waldo victims, despite hard economic times. Now, charities are hoping that Springs residents will help out once again.

With the fire response still in its early stages, giving food is one of the best ways to help the victims of Wetmore. Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado will be offering food to displaced residents; it's accepting donations now.

Read on:

Care and Share Food Bank responds to Wetmore Fire

Colorado Springs, Colo. — In response to the Wetmore Fire, Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, will be conducting a one-day food drive on Wednesday, October 24 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at our Pueblo warehouse located at100 Greenhorn Drive.

All food that is collected will directly help Care and Share partner agencies serving those who have been affected by the Wetmore fire.

Care and Share Food Bank is currently seeking the following items from our community:

- Canned meals (i.e. chili and soup)
- Boxed meals (i.e. macaroni and cheese and tuna helper)
- Canned meat (i.e. tuna or chicken)
- Spaghetti sauce and noodles
- Peanut butter and Jelly

“Care and Share Food Bank is very happy to be able to give the community a way to help our neighbors,” says Lynne Telford, CEO.

Care and Share Food Bank is the largest non-profit hunger relief agency in southern Colorado. Acting as a distribution hub, Care and Share works with a network of approximately 300 non-profit partners to reach 100,000 people across 31 counties in southern Colorado. Last year, the food bank distributed more than 18 million pounds of food and grocery items. For more information about how Care and Share Food Bank is ending hunger in southern Colorado and how you can help, please contact us at 719-528-1247 or visit www.careandshare.org.


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