K99 and our sister stations were at the  Donations Collection Center at the Foothills mall in Fort Collins last night collecting items for victims of the High Park Fire.   Our friends and neighbors need our help.  191 homes have been lost in the fire so far.

The High Park Fire Donations Collection Center has opened in the Foothills Fashion Mall in the space that used to be  Mervyn's.  Larimer County partnered with Adventist Community Services Disaster Response to open the  Collection Center, which is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can drop off items there or if you have been affected by the fire, you can get items you need there.

Items needed include:

  • Basic home first aid supplies
  • Sunscreen
  • School supplies
  • Backpacks
  • Water bottles
  • Water jugs
  • Laundry baskets
  • Men's jeans
  • New underwear and socks
  • Coveralls and overalls
  • Work boots
  • Children and pant hangers
  • New and used sleeping bags
  • Clothing Racks
  • New sheets all sizes
  • New in used camping equipment
  • New pots and pans
  • Silverware
  • Paper cups and paper plates
  • Trash cans and trash bags
  • Outdoor tables and chairs
  • Outdoor storage
  • Gloves
  • Shovels
  • Tarps
  • Building supplies
  • Generators
  • Gift cards from area merchants
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Non-perishable foods - NOT HOME COOKED MEALS
  • Laundry and cleaning supplies

Used clothing or bottled water is not needed.

Those wanting to volunteer should NOT go to the Donations Collection Center. For information on volunteering,  go to: HelpColoradoNow.org

Cathy Kissner - Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Community Services Director explains how it all works.

Thanks to YouTube for the video.