A major drive for food and beverage supplies, at Colorado Springs, Colorado USA Care and Share Facility, located on the East side of Colorado Springs is currently underway. Please support the cause for collecting donations and supplies for local emergency personnel, volunteers, staff, and also evacuees. Many resources are combating this huge Waldo Canyon Forest Fire that is threatening multiple communities at this time. Primary needs currently are canned/boxed meals, canned fruit/veggies, and snacks. Care and Share is located at 2605 Preamble Point Colorado Springs, CO 80915 in El Paso County, USA. They have extra volunteers and staff on hand to receive donations of food, water, and monies to go to local emergency personnel and evacuees. They are open this week from 7:00AM to 6:00PM Mountain Time, Monday to Friday. People from around the World can donate online at: http://give.careandshare.org/
Update: KRDO News just reported--June 27 11:55AM--that approximately 100 cars are in line at Care and Share Facility to drop off donations. That is awesome!!! We appreciate all this support from the community and outlying areas. Blessings to you all!
At present time, Care and Share Food Bank is requesting the following items for the Waldo Canyon Fire efforts, in order of importance:
#1 Priority: Canned and boxed meals
-Macaroni and Cheese
#2 Priority: Snack Items
# 3 Priority: Personal Care product
Over the long, drawn out days of this disaster, the community has melded together to help one another in many, many ways! The outpouring of food and beverages to Care and Share is just one example of the generosity in our lovely community.
Care and Share had a press conference on Monday, July 2nd, 2012, which was Day 10 of this disaster. Here is a quote from Care and Share: "We've collected more than one-million pounds from this very generous community," said Lynne Telford, President and Ceo of Care & Share. "I am just blown away. I had no idea that the community would be this generous."
You can keep in touch with them on their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/careandsharefb