Monday, September 13, 2010

Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund Established at The Community Foundation

Boulder County (September 10, 2010) – The Community Foundation Serving Boulder today established a new emergency fund to support community members directly affected by the Fourmile Canyon Fire. The fund will support the local volunteer fire departments who courageously fought this fire and the mountain residents whose lives were directly impacted by this disaster and are in critical need of financial support.

The Greenlee Family Foundation has generously offered to match, dollar for dollar, every donation made to the fund, up to $10,000. The decision was personal, said Rob Greenlee, who worked for a local ambulance company before becoming Executive Director of his family’s foundation.

“Emergency services are still near and dear to my heart,” Greenlee said. “This was just a perfect opportunity for us to give back to the community.”

Volunteer Fire Departments provide emergency response services as well as battling fires like the one that we are experiencing now. This fund will financially support ALL Fire Departments that are working so hard to protect us.

The full extent of the devastation caused by this fire is yet unknown. We DO know that over 172 families have lost their homes and will be in need of help. We want to be certain that there are funds available locally that can be dispersed quickly to those with the greatest needs.

To donate online, visit the Fourmile Canyon Fire page on the Community Foundation website, click “Donate Now,” and be sure to designate your gift to the “Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund.”

Or write a check to "Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund" and mail it to: The Community Foundation, 1123 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302.

For more information, or to make a gift involving a stock or wire transfer, please call us at 303-442-0436.

Purpose of The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Boulder County, now and forever, and to build a culture of giving. The Foundation is the place where giving is informed and inspired to have the greatest impact on the vision of a better Boulder County. To learn more or make a gift, please visit the Community Foundation website or call 303-442-0436.

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