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 Updated 6/17/12 @ 4:30PM

HOW TO HELP High Park Fire Information Updates




HOW TO HELP High Park Fire Information Updates



Larimer County, Colorado – Larimer County will open the High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Friday morning, June 15th at 7am at Johnson Hall on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. The DRC, a partnership between Larimer County, the State Department of Local Affairs, and Colorado State University will provide a one-stop opportunity for victims of the High Park Fire to receive services and obtain information on County, State, and CSU services. Go to Thursday, June 14 for additional information.

Open: Beginning Friday, June 15th at 7am

  •   Monday- Friday, 7am-7pm
  •   Saturday & Sunday – 9am-3pm
  •   Hours can be extended or cut-back as needed
  •   DRC Duration is guesstimated at 3-4 weeks, as needed

Directions to the DRC:

Johnson Hall, south entrance, 950 E. Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523, room #222

  •  CSU Map link –
  •  Driving south, just past Laurel St., on College Ave. turn right on University Ave., right on East Drive north to the parking lot directly across from Johnson Hall
  •  Driving north, just past Prospect Road, turn left on Pitkin St., right on East Drive, north to the parking lot directly across from Johnson Hall


  • CSU is providing free parking for those needing services at the DRC. Parking is directly south of the CSU Administration Building (and directly west of Johnson Hall), on the east side of the lot (#349 on the map). This is a lot with parking meters, but spaces have been set aside free-of-charge for fire victims.   (Overflow parking in lot #440 – on map)

Kinds of Services Available:

  • Larimer County Department of Human Services – Determines Eligibility for State and Federal Programs and temporary assistance
  • Larimer County Dept. of Health & Environment – Information on clean-up/debris removal,  vaccinations, air and water quality, septic systems, personal health information, and more.
  • Larimer County Planning & Building  Services
  • Housing Counseling
  • Mental Health Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Colorado 211
  • Extension
  • CSU Services
  • Other agencies and services as needs arise


Humanitarian efforts from the Red Cross at The Ranch:

Volunteers will be assembling Disaster Cleanup Recovery Kits at the The Ranch Sunday at 11a.m. Items for these kits will include: Sifters, shovels, rakes, work gloves, masks, trash bags, goggles, sponges, paper towels, rags, all purpose cleaners, comfort kits. These items were brought in by a truck from a Red Cross warehouse in St. Louis and also include items donated by Lowes.

Evacuees can drop off their dirty laundry with the volunteers at the trailer and pick it up washed and folded, thanks to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. The laundry trailer will be open at noon today.

Neighbor to Neighbor in conjunction with the Colorado Division of Housing, is providing ongoing housing expertise, counseling and rental housing resources to displaced families at The Disaster Recovery Center, Johnson Hall, Colorado State University campus.

Moore Animal Hospital(Stover and Drake) they are taking animals displaced from the High Park Fire.  They are accepting applications for foster homes for small animals.  For more information please call (970)416-9101/ Moore Animal Hospital 2550 Stover Street, Building H Fort Collins, CO 80525

Northern Colorado Red Cross : Monetary Donations Needed most

Disaster Services -Jason Godinez-Response Director Phone:  (970) 226-5728 x225 [email protected]

Larimer Humane Society: Monetary donations – can be made securely online – due to the lack of storage at their facility, the best way to help us assist with this fire right now is with a monetary donation. This allows them to purchase food and other items as needed and as space allows.

If your animal is missing visit:

Kara Pappas- 970-530-2948 [email protected] is a resource with links to all this information and more.

 Northern Colorado Rebuilding Network-High Park Fire Rebuilding Fund The High Park Fire continues to burn.  We are standing by and collecting donations that will be allocated to those whose homes have been significantly impacted by the fire and decide to sustainably rebuild in Larimer County.

The allocation of funds will depend on the rebuilding effort. Requirements include at least one of the following strategies: utilize active solar (PV or hot water), passive solar design, or wind power.  NoCo Rebuilding Network may also be called upon to organize volunteer efforts.

Mission: To promote and enable locally sustainable rebuilding in response to a disaster.

Vision: For those who have lost their home in a disaster and choose to rebuild in our community, we hope to provide access to materials, volunteers, financial support, local expertise, and sustainable best practices.  We envision greater alignment between the built and natural environment while providing a model for other communities.

Donations can be directed to our Community Funded site.

The Salvation Army is asking for monetary donations to aid people affected by the fire. The group’s emergency disaster truck and canteen is at The Ranch serving residents who need meals and/or a place to stay.

Residents have been streaming in with donations of household goods, clothing and food, but Salvation Army’s Social Services director Olga Duvall said monetary donations are most needed right now so funds can be directed where they’re most needed. 303-866-9216


Community Foundation of Northern Colorado In a response to the High Park Fire, the Community Foundation has created a Public Lands Restoration Fund that will support long-term sustainability of natural resources in our region, including the restoration of public acreage impacted by the fire.

Visit: Please type “Public Lands Restoration Fund” in the designation box. 

You may also mail a check payable to the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado to our office at 4745 Wheaton Dr., Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Please write “Public Lands Restoration Fund” in the memo line.

The Colorado Bar Association is sponsoring a toll-free legal helpline to assist victims of the High Park Fire with nonemergency, legal questions related to the fire. Call (800) 332-6736. Callers may leave their information, including name, contact information, and the nature of their legal issue or question, and will be contacted by an attorney within 48 hours to answer questions or to refer them to a legal aid organization.

Attorneys will assist with questions related to issues such as property loss, insurance claims, landlord-tenant issues, replacing wills and other important legal documents, and consumer protection matters.


Fundraisers and Relief Concerts

Avogadros Number and KRFC are partnering for a High Park Fire Relief show on Wednesday June 20th.  Silent auction and great music!  Evacuees, Firefighters and friends in the Canyon are encouraged to attend.

Another benefit focused on rebuilding after the fire is also being planned for June 27th at Avogadros Number with music by Matt Skinner Trio and Michael Kirkpatrick of the Holler.  If you are a builder, insurance company or have information on how to rebuild after the fire please email [email protected]

The Colorado Brewers’ Festival is setting up onsite festival collections next weekend for donations to the Northern Colorado Chapter Red Cross and High Park Fire Relief.

Whitebird Productions, Inc., fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Inferno, formerly Phase and the White Buffalo, 5400 N. Garfield St., Loveland.  Music begins at 11, and will feature both acoustic acts and full bands. A buffet and full bar will be offered. The nonprofit is actively seeking donations for the silent auction

Local Business Giving Back

Fort Collins Brewery- will be donating $1 from every taster tray purchased on Saturday June 16th at Gravity 10/20 located at 1020 Lincoln Avenue.

JAX Fish House and Oyster Bar is inviting all evacuees to “come to our house”  for Caesar salad and your choice of gumbo or a shrimp plate.  Jax is located at 123 N. COLLEGE AVE.

Tasty Harmony would like to invite any Evacuees and Fire Crew a free House or Caesar sald and bowl of soup with bread. If you need a recharge and taste of real food, come on in and relax for a bit! Our hearts go out to the mountains, the animals and the lives changed. Tasty Harmony is located at 130 S. Mason

EquiStencils — Designs for the Equine is offering free stencils for all evacuees. The stencils are a way to have fun with your horse and something entertaining for the kids. EquiStencils will also donate 50 percent of all sales through June to the fire relief efforts. Information: or call Sara at (970) 673-3075.

Jay’s Bistro 135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, will donate 20 percent of all dinner and bar proceeds to the American Red Cross on Sunday, Father’s Day. For information or reservations call (970) 482-1876.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant Co. is hosting community nights on Monday at all six Rio locations — Fort Collins, Boulder, Greeley, Denver, Steamboat Springs and Park Meadows — and at sister restaurant El Monte Grill. The Rio and El Monte Grill will donate 10 percent of the total Monday sales to fire relief.

Pateros Creek Brewery is hosting a fundraiser on June 16 from 11-2.  Proceeds will from Stimulator sales will benefit Red Cross

Equinox Brewing– will be donating all sales of Thursday’s firkin, Sunrise Golden Ale conditioned with locally grown elder flowers, to the American Red Cross.  Located at 13 Remington St.


Oskar Blues Brewery is donating $1 from every Oskar Blues beer purchased at the Lyons, Longmont and Tasting Room.  More information is available at

New Belgium Brewing Company and our partners Decker Truck Line, Team Petroleum, and Hydra Trucking are working with the Larimer County Humane Society, State of Colorado Emergency Operations Center, Salvation Army, and American Red Cross to allocate resources to the response efforts. Current allocated resources include: refrigeration trailer, dry van, pallet jack, fuel, certified drivers, and packaging materials. This list will continue to grow in the coming days.


Fort Collins Club is hosting a free Zumba class event for the Red Cross, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Canyon Park. It also offered its facilities to 150 campers from the Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp a place to shower after they were evacuated on Tuesday.

Those interested in participating in the Zumba class should meet before the scheduled start time at the Northwest Pavilion area. Donations are optional, but those who can give are encouraged to help with disaster relief for the High Park Fire, as well as countless crises around the world by making a donation to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. For more information, visit or call (970) 224-2582.

Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys, 111 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, is donating 15 percent of all sales this weekend to the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. Clothes Pony manager, Joanne Bailey, is among the evacuees of the High Park Fire.

Lia Sophia jewelry will donate 50 percent of all sales during a High Park Fire fundraiser to fire relief efforts.

To participate, visit, browse jewelry and enter “Fire Fundraiser” as the hostess. Information: Sherri Ahlberg at (970) 980-9485

The Institute of Business & Medical Careers, Inc.’s Therapeutic Massage Student Clinic is donating all revenue, generated from massages at the Fort Collins Clinic, to the American Red Cross of Northern Colorado’s Fire Relief Fund for the victims of the High Park Fire. This fundraiser will run through June 30.

The IBMC Student Massage Clinic is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 3842 South Mason St. Sixty-minute student massages are $30, and 90-minute student massages are $40 for members of the general public. IBMC’s appointments may be booked by calling (970) 223-2669 or by visiting presents High Park Fire Benefit W CO. Craft Beer Show, Local Beer Tasting and music from Tori Pater & Eric Martinez Saturday June 23rd

Zamparelli’s Italian Bistro and Atlas Valley Wine & Spirits have teamed up with to raise money for the victims of the High Park Fire.  The Colorado Craft Beer Show will broadcast from Noon until 2 p.m. In addition to the live broadcast there will be beer tasting from several Colorado breweries like Avery, Lefthand and Oskar Blues from 11 am until 4pm. The afternoon will be capped off with live music starting at 2:00pm from Tori Pater and Eric Martinez both of the Dyrty Byrds. Jimmy Z will be on the patio all day with Italian sausage sandwiches to go along with your beer.  10 percent of all sales will go to the Red Cross High Park Fire Fund.  The beer will be available for donation with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Red Cross fund. More information available at  303.664.1275


How our community is helping each other :

Beaver Meadows Resort and Ranch is offering free camping on their campgrounds to evacuees.  Discounted rates for anyone who needs to get away from the smoke.  Information is available at or by calling 970-881-2450

Foundations Counseling is offering 3 free counseling sessions to any evacuees of the High Park Fire more information is available by calling 970-227-2770

Bar Double S in LaPorte is accepting donations for the Colorado Red Cross at the Bar Double S.

Fort Collins Board of Realtors- FCBR’s Community Affairs Committee has put together a mission to raise money for the families and their animals that have been affected by the ‘High Park’ Fire.

Starting on Monday afternoon there will be containers in the larger offices where you can put your donations in and for the small offices and affiliate members you can drop them off at the Fort Collins Board office located at 110 West Harvard St or any of the following Member Offices; RE/MAX Advanced, RE/MAX Alliance offices, Coldwell Banker, Prudential Rocky Mountain, Gray Rock, Keller Williams, Wells Fargo, Cornerstone, Century 21 Humpal, & The Group Inc. offices. FCBR will also be collecting funds at Tuesday’s Rookie Club & Thursday’s Community Appreciation Luncheon.

PATIENTS SOUNDS & ACT SO BIG FOREST are collecting music submissions for a benefit compilation. All proceeds from the sales of this compilation go to victims. HTTP://PATIENTSOUNDS.COM

Fort Collins acupuncturists have collaborated to give assistance to the thousands that have been affected by the fire. Associated fatigue, emotional and physical stress related to the tragedy can have detrimental affects on health.

With some assistance from Acupuncturists Without Borders, volunteer acupuncturists from the community are offering free acupuncture treatments for all victims and workers from the high park fire.

Treatments will take place at the Northside Azlan Center at 112 East Willow Street in Fort Collins.