Emergency Relief Fund of the Pikes Peak Region
The Pikes Peak Community Foundation is launching the Emergency Relief Fund for the Pikes Peak Region today, June 11, 2013, to benefit non-profits, first responders, and other agencies providing local disaster relief.
The fund is modeled on last year’s Waldo Canyon Firefighters Fund, which received an outpouring of community support, but was limited to the Waldo Canyon fire. The Emergency Relief Fund for the Pikes Peak Region will have more flexibility to quickly respond to the community's needs.
“With homes already burning in the Black Forest area and a hot, dry summer ahead of us, as well as flooding danger in the Waldo Canyon burn area, we want to be prepared to support the organizations that help our neighbors recover from disaster,” said Michael Hannigan, CEO.
Donations are being accepted to the fund immediately.
The fund will provide financial resources to non-profits and agencies including first responders currently assisting with the fires and evacuations, and to assist agencies that will be working with future recovery and restoration efforts.
PPCF created the Emergency Relief Fund for our region---not just for our current tragic Black Forest Fire--- but to be instantly available for any future emergency such as fires, floods, and other tragic community challenges. This means that, in the case of overlapping emergencies, donors will be able to designate their contributions for a particular cause.
Please know that since PPCF underwrites all costs related to the administration of the Emergency Relief Fund, 100% of all donations go directly to relief and recovery efforts.
If your organization or agency is in need of these funds and meets the above criteria, click here to apply.
- If you would like to donate to efforts for the Black Forest Fire, please visit Emergency Relief Fund of the Pikes Peak Region: Black Forest Fire
- If you would like to donate to efforts in the Waldo Canyon Area, please see Waldo Canyon Fire Fund.
- If you would like to donate to the West Fork Complex Fire, please visit Emergency Relief Fund: West Fork Complex Fire in South Fork
- If you would like your donation applied to other relief efforts in the Pikes Peak Region, please call 389-1251.
Spotlight on State Farm
“State Farm is proud to support Pikes Peak Community Foundation and their Emergency Relief Fund program,” says Colorado Springs Agent Chris Sutherland.
“Just as State Farm is in the business of helping customers affected by disaster recover from the unexpected, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation uses gifts like ours to support non-profits and agencies with disaster relief and recovery expertise, so they can assist in rebuilding lives and communities.”
PPCF launched the Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) in June of 2013, to benefit non-profits, first responders, and other agencies providing local disaster relief. PPCF underwrites all costs related to the administration of the ERF, which means that 100% of all donations go directly to relief and recovery efforts.
Learn much more about the ERF by visiting our website.