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Four Mile Canyon fire in Boulder Sept. 2010. (credit: CBS)

Four Mile Canyon fire in Boulder Sept. 2010. (credit: CBS)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- It is the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history. Four months after the Fourmile Fire, some homeowners are still displaced and need help.

The Boulder community is stepping up, raising money to help the victims.

In Sept. 2010, flames torched 169 homes and damaged dozens of others.

Donations are still pouring in to help those who lost everything.

Whole Foods in Boulder teamed up with the Foothills United Way for the second time to raise money for victims still trying to recover.

“We’re looking more for long term recovery, recovery for the area, recovery for fire victims, helping people get back in their homes,” said Pat Monacelli with the Foothills United Way.

Since the fire began, the fund has raised about $200,000. It’s not enough for those displaced.

“There are still people who are dealing with insurance issues. It’s taking a toll on them mentally,” said Monacelli.

Saturday, customers enjoyed good food like a pancake breakfast and made donations to the fire relief fund.

100 percent of the money raised on certain items will go directly to the relief fund.

“The Boulder community is amazing and they always respond to things like this,” said Leah McClay with Whole Foods.

“I think it’s important to stand together to support the community and rebuilding it and the families who lost all their possessions,” said one Boulder woman at the fundraiser.

A task force has been formed to decide how to distribute the funds.

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