October 4, 2010 –
By Business Report Staff
“We know the Fourmile Fire took a huge toll on the lives of many of our community members,” Josie Heath, president of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, which is administering the fund, said in a statement. “Our goal is to have the dollars from the relief fund available and in the hands of those who need it before Thanksgiving.”
Those affected by the fire should fill out an application form posted at the foundation’s website at www.commfound.org. Completed applications are due by Oct. 25. Residents of Sunshine and Fourmile Canyons, Sugarloaf and Gold Hill will be involved in an advisory committee that makes decisions about how the money is spent, the foundation said.
An outpouring of support from the community for the 170 or so families who lost their homes includes the two boys and their mother who brought in $44.96 that they raised at a lemonade stand and a group of employees who donated $300 in cash after wandering into the foundation office by accident as part of a company scavenger hunt.
Radio station KBCO and concert promoters AEG Live raised another $300,000 in ticket sales for a sold-out concert on Saturday at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield featuring The String Cheese Incident, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Yonder Mountain String Band and members of Phish and Leftover Salmon.
Individual contributions total about $140,000 to date. In addition, the Amgen Foundation donated $50,000, Kaiser Permanente donated $20,000, Celestial Seasonings, owned by the Hain Celestial Group donated $15,000, and the Greenlee Family Foundation donated $10,000.
You can still make a donation on The Community Foundation website. Designate gifts to the Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund. Or write a check to Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund and mail to: The Community Foundation, 1123 Spruce Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302. You can also call the foundation at: 303-442-0436 for more information.