Posts Tagged ‘Waldo Canyon Fire’


Support Your Local Businesses!


English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto...I was in Colorado Springs today and stopped in a new coffee shop.  It was the place to pick up a t-shirt I ordered to support the firefighters, and instead of picking up and running out, I ordered a cup of coffee and dessert.  Local businesses are hurting from the fires in that area, and I figured I would do my part to help the local economy.  There is always a different feeling, knowing you are supporting an independent business.

Is there a business in your area that could use your support?


Waldo Canyon Fire assistance opportunity for Girl Scouts to help evacuated pets


Wondering what your kids, youth group, scout troop can do in a crisis or disaster situation?

Girl Scouts give back to community

Girl Scouts give back to community (Photo credit: Morning Calm News)

Take a look at what one Girl Scout is doing to help the fire victims in Colorado Springs.  Proud to say I was a Girl Scout!  Kindness at any age stays with you through the years…

Waldo Canyon Fire assistance opportunity for Girl Scouts to help evacuated pets.


Friday Fun


Happy Friday!  I am dedicating this to Peak Pet Pantry in Colorado Springs, for working with so many organizations and evacuees of the Waldo Canyon Fire to help take care of displaced pets.  Thanks for all you do!


Wednesday’s Word – Stick Together

Waldo Canyon fire, Colorado Springs, CO

Waldo Canyon fire, Colorado Springs, CO (Photo credit: Beverly & Pack)

“When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.”  ~  Robert Fulghum “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten”   This popped into my head tonight as I watched a wildfire go totally out of control 60 miles south of where I live.  “Stick Together.”  I have to do something, anything, to help.  So far, 32,000 people have been evacuated from their homes as a result of the Waldo Canyon Fire that is burning in Colorado Springs.  Four shelters have opened. People are opening their homes, their farm land, offering to cook – anything to stick together.

I hate to think what we will see in the coming days – and I know that many people need our help, in some form or another.  If you would like to help, you can donate to the Colorado Red Cross and designate to the fire efforts.  You can also donate to the Salvation Army.  If you are in the area, collect items needed, like shampoo, blankets, etc. for smaller shelters. The Humane Society is opening a temporary shelter and could use donations.  Anything helps!

For more information on the Waldo Canyon and other fires in Colorado, click HERE.

Stick Together….

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