Manitou Springs Establishes Emergency and Recovery Fund
In the wake of recent flooding generated by runoff from the Waldo Canyon burn scar, the Manitou Springs community has established the Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF) to support emergency relief as well as short-term and long-term recovery efforts. Funds raised will be used to benefit non-profits and other agencies providing support to residents and businesses impacted by flooding, as well as benefit business recovery activities and infrastructure improvements. PPCF is underwriting all of the administrative costs associated with the Fund.
An advisory committee of Manitou residents and community leaders will oversee distribution of the funds and ensure contributions bring maximum benefit to the community. Advisors are Nancy Bramwell, Aimee Cox, Reverend Dave Hunting, Natalie Johnson, Marcy Morrison, Dan Stuart and [Independent publisher] John Weiss. Application requirements are forthcoming.
Donations made to the fund are tax-deductible and can be made by check payable to PPCF – Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund (ME&RF) and mailed or hand-delivered to:
• Pikes Peak Community Foundation, 730 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
• Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
• iManitou, 354 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
• On-line giving will be available soon.
For more information contact Marcy Morrison at 719-685-5089 or via email at ManitouRecoveryFund@gmail.com.