Released 1 July 2012
Many members of the community are asking how they can directly help victims of the High Park Fire, Waldo Canyon Fire and other devastating Colorado wildfires. On Monday, July 2nd an all-day Neighbors in Need telethon for to benefit the wildfire relief effort is being hosted by FOX 31 and Colorado's Own Channel 2.
"We're proud to partner with the Salvation Army to help the thousands of fire victims in need of assistance. This an important public service and we encourage our viewers to donate generously." Said Vice President of News & Digital Content for FOX 31 Denver & Colorado's Own Channel 2, Ed Kosowski.
"Our Emergency Disaster Services teams have been actively serving firefighters and evacuees since the beginning of the High Park Fire on June 9th." said Lt. Colonel Daniel Starrett, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army Intermountain Division. "When disasters like this strike, we are there to offer support to survivors and first responders for as long as needed. It is only through community support and generosity that The Salvation Army can help others in times of crisis."
Fox 31 and Colorado's Own Channel 2 will host a donation call center from 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday July 2nd to help The Salvation Army raise essential funds for Colorado Wildfire Relief.
The donation hotlines will be manned by officers from the Denver Police Department, Denver Paramedics, and Salvation Army volunteers.
Lt. Colonel Dan Starrett said, "This isn't about us or our partners, it's about providing relief for those impacted by the fires. The goal is to collect the resources necessary to provide both the short term and long term assistance to those who need it."