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While the buildings may have survived, Cal-Wood’s pristine ponderosa pine forests – which serve as an outdoor classroom – were badly damaged in the recent fires, requiring extensive repair and restoration. But Rafael Salgado is optimistic.
With everything going on, we are so proud of how this community has stepped up for each other. Watch video footage from community members, and continue to make a difference you can see.
Dear Friends,

The 2020 Fires Relief Fund was established on October 19 to support those affected by the Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon Fires. We extend hearty thanks to all the contributors. As of November 9, 2020, $521K has been raised from 1,000+ donors.

The fund was initiated with a $50K grant generously provided by an anonymous donor family, $15K from Community Foundation Boulder County, and $10K from Mile High United Way. We are also grateful to be partnering with Denver 7 Gives, Elevations Credit Union, Premier Credit Union, Rose Community Foundation, and Community First Foundation.

While thousands of Boulder County residents were on standby to be evacuated, or were evacuated, and many lost homes, the funds raised thus far for the 2020 Fires Relief Fund are sufficient to allow us to respond to this crisis in a holistic manner – addressing both immediate needs, restoration, and future prevention.