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Robert Stone, right, donates money at the Red Cross evacuation center on June 17 to Jason Godinez of the Red Cross, left. (credit: denver-redcross.org)

Robert Stone, right, donates money at the Red Cross evacuation center on June 17 to Jason Godinez of the Red Cross, left. (credit: denver-redcross.org)

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DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado officials say the best way to help the victims of the High Park Fire and those fighting the fire is to donate money.

HelpColoradoNow.org has identified four different groups that donations can be made to:

- ColoradoRedCross.org/donate
- Larimer County Humane Society (involved in housing evacuated animals)
- Salvation Army
- ACS Community Lift (Adventist Community Services Disaster Response)

On Monday officials in Larimer County also announced that they have begun accepting some material donations. A donations collection center is now accepting the following items at the Foothills Fashion Mall (235 East Foothills Parkway, Fort Collins, 80525 — in the former Mervyn’s space):

- Diapers: adult and baby
- Wipes
- Personal hygiene items
- New packaged underwear
- Non-perishable foods
- Animal foods
- New bedding: sheets, blankets and pillows
- Laundry supplies
- Cleaning supplies
- Large trash cans and trash bags
- Work gloves, new shovels, rakes
- N-95 masks
… Please NO used clothing or bottled water.

Cash donations are also being accepted at the center.

Hours for the center are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

HelpColoradoNow.org also lists other ways to help, including volunteering — a limited need at this point — and listing a vacant house or property for those affected by the fire who are looking for rental property.

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