430,000 acres. That’s the total number of acres burned so far in Colorado, in what’s become the state's worst wildfire season on record. Typically October signals the end of the state’s fire season, but the prevailing lack of participation hasn’t helped.
Colorado fire crews scrambled this past weekend to contain two blazes exacerbated by the dry conditions and relentless gusts of wind. The Cameron Peak Fire, burning over 200,000 acres, is now the largest wildfire in the state’s history. Thousands of Coloradans have evacuated, with many currently homeless from the blazes. We’ve compiled a list of resources to make it easy to lend a hand.
General Wildfire Relief
The American Red Cross serves the residents of Colorado through four chapters and hundreds of local, community-based volunteers.
Restoring Colorado's Forests Fund provides tree seedlings that will be planted on lands most severely impacted by wildfires and other disasters.
Don’t have the financial resources to donate? Show your support this November by voting for candidates who support bold climate policies. Science is showing us that climate change is making these wildfires, stronger, intenser, and harder to fight.