Members of the Pikes Peak Equality Coalition, along with everyone else in region, have watched the Waldo Canyon Fire with dread, sadness and shock. Our hearts and thoughts are with those whose lives and homes are impacted by the fire.
Due to constantly emerging news of evacuations and losses as well as traffic and atmospheric conditions, we encourage community members and organizations who were planning to participate in the Community Action Night to find safe ground and surround themselves with friends and family in lieu of attending the event.
However, we also recognize that building community and creating safe space for people to come together in support of one another is important. For that reason, if conditions are safe, many of the participating organizations will be on site at the event to allow community members to grieve together and begin what will undoubtedly be a long process of healing and rebuilding.
There will be no formal program, but all are welcome. If the mall is closed, or converted to an evacuation zone, the event will be cancelled.
For those needing information about resources for evacuees and community needs, please call Pikes Peak United Way’s 2-1-1 service by dialing 211 from any phone.
For those seeking shelter, the following locations are currently open:
730 N. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-963-0242 (cell of Rev. Nori Rost)
Colorado Springs Pride Center (Day shelter only)
2508 E Bijou Street
Colorado Springs CO 80909
Lewis Palmer High School
1300 Higby, Monument, CO
Cheyenne Mountain High School
1200 Cresta Road
Summit Middle School
490 Meadowpark Drive, Divide
2190 Jet Wing Dr
For those wishing to make donations of food or cash, the following organizations are directly serving impacted communities:
For general up-to-date information about the fire, please follow #WaldoCanyonFire on Twitter.