Be part of one of the most important collaborative efforts Colorado Springs has seen.
The Black Forest fire of 2013 burned almost 15,000 acres and 489 homes. Half of the original burn area acreage still needs to be cleaned of debris. The debris is considered flammable and a danger to all life that inhabits Black Forest. All donations are going to Hope Restored to support their mission of restoring the abundant wildlife and aid those affected by the Black Forest Fire.
Donations will also cover the cost of an event on October 26th where Hope Restored, Aspiring Change Makers, and Black Forest Together aim to clean 15 properties plus donate firewood to 25 people in need for winter.All donations are extremely appreciated to create a safe environment for all life in Colorado Springs from taking care of the flammable debris that still remains from the Black Forest Fire.
Here are the bios on all organizations involved to clean up on October 26th.
Hope Restored is a volunteer-based organization aiding in disaster and crisis relief for communities affected by fires, floods, and tornadoes. Hope Restored was among the first people to help families evacuate the day of the Black Forest Fire and continue to lead the way in aiding those affected by the Black Forest Fire. Hope Restored
averages upwards 100 community aid days per year in Colorado Springs. They are organizing for the wood being collected on October 26th go-to widows in need of firewood for the winter.
Black Forest Together:
Black Forest Together's plan for reforestation includes removing, mitigating and
transplanting trees through the Trees 4 Tomorrow program. With a focus on ecological health and community values, they believe we can restore the forest to its prosperous and bountiful state, one tree at a time. Established less than two months after the devastating Black Forest Fire was officially declared contained, Black Forest Together is here to help survivors not only survive but to thrive. Their organization connects survivors with the resources they need to recover their livelihoods, rebuild their homes, and restore their futures.
Aspiring Change Makers:
The mission is to galvanize aspiring change-makers leading the movement into the Colorado Springs Renaissance. To date, they have raised over $1000 for local non-profits, volunteered over 100 volunteer hours, have over 100 active members, and have distributed over $800 of tickets to local business events. The group has also contributed to increasing engagement in other young professional groups and initiatives in town including The Mayor's Young Professional Taskforce touting 100 young professionals attending the City Cafe event featuring the Mayor and his department heads. The event was hosted at the Olympic Committee downtown office reaching over 4k young professionals on social media.