Colorado Wildfires Ways To Help Roundup

The response effort to the Black Diamond Forest wildfires in Colorado is tremendous.  From brave firefighting crews, law enforcement and first responders, to the groundswell of grassroots support, the effort and ongoing need is massive.  Fifth generation Absorbine family member Tyler F. Young, Jr., who lives north of the stricken region, headed down to the area Thursday.  He is delivering hay, bedding and Absorbine® products, as well as helping to round up horses that had to be released and were stranded. Thanks Tyler!!  Our hearts go out to the people and animals in the middle of this disaster.  We can all do our part to help, so here is a 2013 Colorado wildfires ways to help roundup. Pick one that speaks to you and donate today, please!

Tyler Young Jr. feeds hay to a stranded horse

Tyler F. Young Jr. feeds hay to a stranded stallion he caught. He’ll keep him safe until he can be reunited with his owners.

“Its so sad I don’t know what to say. Many animals have been displaced by the Black Forest fire. Hundreds of horses are being sheltered at the Elbert County fair grounds. People have really stepped up to help the horse community, ranches and riding centers are taking on displaced horses.” -Tyler F. Young, Jr.

Horses in just one of the Elbert County Fairgrounds' pens

Horses in just one of the Elbert County Fairgrounds’ pens

If you are looking for ways that you can help yourself, here is a quick round-up of donation and support channels. Pick one that speaks to you and donate today, please!

Text to donate $10 to food bank – Care and Share : You can easily donate $10 right now to the Care And Share Food Bank by texting “donate” to 41010. The donation will appear on your next phone bill.

Online donation to help save animals – Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region : Money donated here goes directly to rescuing and caring for animals effected by the wildfires.https://www.hsppr.org/disasterdonation#donationform

Broad Relief Effort Pikes Peak Community Foundation :  This organization organizes resources for immediate disaster relief and long term restoration efforts. http://www.ppcf.org/products/emergency-relief

Information Board – Colorado Springs Gazette : Here is a listing of the latest information about staying safe, seeking help and giving help. http://gazette.com/how-to-give-help-get-help-during-fires/article/1502193

In-Kind and Monetary Donations – Central Colorado Chapter (CCC) Mountain States Eventing Association : Accepting in kind donations for those close enough to deliver them.  Examples of in kind donations needed include: hay, grain, halters, lead ropes, gate panels, hauling services, snaps, hooks, water buckets, gift cards to local feed/tack stores and monetary donations.  Britany Crown, President – CrownBL@aol.com or 303-917-6203 or you can contact the central address cccmsea@gmail.com.

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