LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Thousands turned out to help victims and those who helped battle the High Park Fire in Larimer County.
The fire burned nearly 260 homes and 87,000 acres earlier this summer. The benefit concert was held in Loveland.
The night wasn’t just about country music — it was about heroes and those who lost their homes in the fire.
“It’s been really hard, but I got a lot of love from the community and family and friends,” Terry Collins said.
Collins and her husband Shaun lost their home on Stove Prarie Drive and the emotions are still raw.
“It’s still very fresh, heartbreaking,” she said.
The benefit concert with several country music stars was in an effort to raise money for victims and for the firefighters who did what they could to save homes.
“They’re being very generous. I bet in the last half hour I’ve raised at least $1,000,” a volunteer said.
For Collins the night included the chance to meet Steve Holy, one of her favorite music stars.
“This is amazing; we all need some happiness in our life right now, so this is great,” Collins said.
The biggest star of the night was Rodney Atkins, a suprise guest.
Despite the star power, the night was all about the community getting back on its feet.
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