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Communications manager, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver
720-377-1316 or email@example.com
June 27, 2012
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver partners with local agencies to help fire victims
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver joins Bishop James D. Conley, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Denver, in a call for both prayer and charitable assistance towards the victims of the multiple fires raging throughout the state of Colorado.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver is currently organizing the following relief efforts:
Waldo Canyon/Colorado Springs Fire
The Colorado Springs branch of Catholic Charities has announced an extensive emergency relief plan for providing assistance to the victims of the fire in their area. Complete details may be found on their website at: http://ccharitiescc.org/marian-house/catholic-charities-to-provide-meals-for-waldo-canyon-fire-evacuees/.
At present, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has offered both financial and staff assistance to the Colorado Springs agency, according to their current needs.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver will remain in close communication with the Colorado Springs agency as the situation develops, in order to assess ongoing needs for collaborative emergency assistance.
Financial donations to support Waldo Canyon fire should be sent directly to Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs. To make an online donation, visit http://ccharitiescc.org/, click on “Donate,” and specify “Waldo Canyon Fire / Disaster Relief” on the donation form.
Questions may be directed to the Colorado Springs agency at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-636-2345.
Larimer County High Park Fire
Since the beginning of the fire, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has remained in close contact with our office location, The Mission, in Larimer County as well as the Red Cross and local United Way teams to assess the ongoing needs for disaster relief and assistance.
Last week, Catholic Charities of Denver received emergency assistance grants totaling $20,000 from both its national branch, Catholic Charities USA, and from United Way of Larimer County. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has contributed an additional $10,000 thus far from current funds.
Catholic Charities of Denver will use these and other donated funds to provide food, clothing, hotel accommodations and other personal items to the victims. Distribution of aid will be handled in conjunction with the Red Cross and United Way.
To donate to High Park Fire relief efforts:
We strongly encourage monetary donations as opposed to physical donations of clothing or other goods. Monetary donations provide emergency response personnel with the greatest degree of flexibility in responding to the constantly changing needs of victims throughout the disaster relief process.
Please make checks payable to: “Catholic Charities” and memo them “Fire”
Online at www.ccdenver.org. Click on “Donate Now,” and select “Emergency Relief for Fire Victims.”
Over the Phone Call Dan Griebenaw at 720-377-1373 to donate via credit card over the phone.
Hand-deliver cash or check* donations to any of our locations:
460 Linden Center Dr.
Ft. Collins, CO 80524
Guadalupe Community Center
1442 N. 11th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631
Main Office Headquarters:
4045 Pecos St.
Denver, CO 80211
Samaritan House Homeless Shelter
2301 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80205
Mail checks* to:
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Denver
4045 Pecos St.
Denver, CO 80211
Boulder County Fire
Authorities have announced a relatively new fire in Boulder County as of yesterday afternoon, June 26. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver continues to monitor this latest fire in conjunction with other area relief agencies.
Should the need arise for more extensive relief assistance, Catholic Charities is prepared to respond quickly and effectively to those needs.
Our ongoing response to these unfortunate natural disasters remains rooted in the call of Christ to “to shelter the homeless, clothe the naked, and feed the poor.” Our team will continue to do everything possible to assist Coloradans in this time of need.
For more information, please contact Tracy Murphy, communications manager for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver, at email@example.com or 720-377-1316.