Dear Family and Friends,
As I am sure most of you have heard by now, The East Troublesome Fire in Grand County, Colorado exploded overnight - increasing in size from 24,000 acres to 125,000+ acres and decreasing in containment from 10% to 5%. It has now reached 170,000+ acres and has become the 2nd largest fire in Colorado history.
The news is certainly devastating from afar, and as the horrific details continue to emerge, the loss and trauma is unimaginable.
For those of you that know us, know that Grand Lake and Granby hold a very special place in our hearts and is the home for many of our friends and their families. Over the years, these friends have been become part of our family.
And they have lost everything.... EVERYTHING.
A few of them barely made it out alive. Jumping over burning trees as they came crashing down.
Cars breaking down due to extreme heat and damage from falling, fiery logs while trying to escape as the fire was encroaching upon their vehicle's tires.
Leaving most of what they own behind as result of not receiving an evacuation notice in time.
And this is just to a few examples.
While all their lives have been spared, their home and livelihoods are a total loss.
The money raised will be used to support temporary relocation, necessities and rebuilding.
If you feel inclined, please help us help them.