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Help With Donations To High Park Fire Evacuees, Firefighters

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This image was captured on June 18, 2012, inside the lines of the High Park Fire. (credit: Colorado National Guard)

This image was captured on June 18, 2012, inside the lines of the High Park Fire. (credit: Colorado National Guard)

gloria neal Help With Donations To High Park Fire Evacuees, Firefighters

DENVER (CBS4) – Firefighters and evacuees from the High Park Fire in Larimer County have a long list of needs right now and people can help with donations.

With the rate which fires have begun this fire season, being prepared means knowing where to go if you do become a victim.

CBS4 has compiled a list of ways you can support those local efforts in the Wildfire Relief section of CBSDenver.com that highlights active fires across the state, and what you can do to help.

The good news is some residents impacted by the High Park Fire are being allowed back into their homes. Those working the fire say the best way to help the victims and those fighting the fire is to donate money to Disaster Relief at the American Red Cross.

Larimer County has also begun accepting some material donations. They are as follows:

– Diapers: adult and baby
— Wipes, personal hygiene items
— New packaged underwear
— Non-perishable foods
— Animal foods
— New bedding: sheets, blankets and pillows
— Laundry supplies and cleaning supplies
— Large trash cans and trash bags
— Work gloves, new shovels, rakes
— N-95 masks

You can drop off those items, as well as cash donations, at the Foothills Fashion Mall on East Foothills Parkway in Fort Collins, which is in the old Mervyn’s space. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please only donate those items requested and deliver goods only to the designated drop-off areas. No used clothing or bottled water please.

LINK: Wildfire Relief Section

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