For those of you who have lived in or visited Colorado, you know how devastating the Pine Bettle has been to the state and it was only a matter of time before all hell broke loose. Well with a combination of record temperatures well over 100 degrees, low humidity and high winds, hell is certainly breaking loose. Fort Colins and Colorado Springs have seen the brunt of the fiery dissater, which are both home to some great climbing and some friends. To our Friends who live in both areas, we are wishing them safe harbor some place cool and away from fire. If you’re in the mood to help here are sixe ways you can take part:
1. Donate food and clothes: Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado has a list of most-needed items on their website. You can drop items off at 2605 Preamble Point in Colorado Springs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
2. Help out animal shelters: In times like these animals often run off or get left behind. Animal shelters need donations for rescued animals. Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region also need kennels and bottled water for volunteers. Good Karma Points.
4. Send some cash: Dollar bills help the responding organizations to purchase what they need—quickly. A list of organizations helping with the fires, click here . You can choose which charity to support from a comprehensive list.
5. Volunteer: Encourage your friends in the area to volunteer. Orangizations like Red Cross and the like are seeking volunteers to help distribute goods and coordinate people who have been affected. More good Karma points.
6. Rain: Most importantly, think rain, lost of it.
The Northeast region will likely see some of this weather, albeit not as intense, we’ll see some heat by the end of the week. Good luck to all who are being affected.