As expressed in the Media Release sent out by the City of Loveland:
"Loveland’s reputation as a giving, caring community has been on display as the Cameron Peak Fire has encroached on the city.
Donations of clothing, food and other items have arrived at fire stations and other City facilities in amounts that outstrip the ability of the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and other City agencies to manage it all.
Residents are encouraged to seek ways to help those affected by the fire that will not divert fire agency and City employees from their emergency response work.
Here are some good ways to help:
·Donations of canned or boxed foods can go to the Food Bank for Larimer County, an agency that manages donated items well and makes sure they are distributed in ways that help most. Find out more at www.foodbanklarimer.org.
·The United Way of Larimer County has established the Cameron Peak Fire Response Fund as a way for givers to have the most impact. The fund offers the most versatile, flexible and efficient way for aid to reach those who most need it. Find more information at www.uwaylc.org/post/Cameron-Peak-Fire-Response-Fund.
·The Red Cross is providing temporary housing for those affected by the Cameron Peak Fire. To support their efforts please donate at https://www.redcross.org/local/colorado.html.
Residents have also asked how they can volunteer to aid the firefighting effort. The Canyon Peak Fire response team is not seeking volunteer firefighting help at this time. However, opportunities to support the firefighters at their bases are available by contacting www.NoCoVolunteers.org, and clicking on the Volunteers of America Camp Crew button.
For the latest updates on the Cameron Peak Fire, see:
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