Here are the latest ways, as of June 11, you can help people working on the 416 Fire and evacuees.
Monetary donationsCommunity Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado is accepting monetary donations for Community Emergency Relief Fund. To donate, send a check to The Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1673, Durango, CO 81302 or donate online at www.swcommunityfoundation.org.
Donating goodsDonations of clothing and household items accepted at Discover Goodwill of Durango, 1230 Escalante Drive.Durango Food Bank is providing food assistance to those who were evacuated.The food bank will hold donation drives to collect items for displaced residents today at south City Market, 6 Town Plaza, and Tuesday at Walmart, 1111 South Camino del Rio.
Residents who take Rapid Tag evacuation cards can receive special emergency food assistance. No other documentation will be required to obtain food and household items.
Items most needed:
RazorsDeodorantLaundry soapFeminine hygiene productsToilet paperAdditional items to contribute:Canned fruit and applesauceMacaroni and cheeseCanned tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce, paste, etc.)Breakfast food (cereal, pancake mix, etc.)Canned pasta and beansBoxed dinners such as Hamburger HelperPeanut butter, jelly, and honeyTrail mix, nuts, jerkyInstant potatoesCanned or powdered milkCooking oilsBaby/wet wipesEvacuees could also use:
Hard durable coolers and iceIn addition, La Plata County has collection boxes in these county offices:
County Administration, 1101 East Second Ave.Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 98 Everett St., Suite CSheriff’s Office Administration, 742 Turner DriveRoad & Bridge/Engineering, 1365 South Camino del RioThe Durango Food Bank will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.
The food bank also seeks help collecting donations at Walmart. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.