The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation donated $20,000 to help those affected by the Spring Creek Fire in Huerfano and Costilla counties. Along with a $1,000 donation from Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance, individuals affected by the massive fire receive the collected donations.
“The fire laid waste to the property and homes of many farmers, ranchers, and families in the area,” said Don Shawcroft, President of the Colorado Farm Bureau. “Many families were tragically impacted by this disaster. We hope that this donation can help lessen the pain for these families, even if it’s only a little bit.”
The $20,000 donation to Spring Creek Fire victims is in addition to funds raised through the Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. One hundred percent of the donated funds go directly to victims of the Spring Creek Fire and others burning around the state.
The Spring Creek Fire started on June 27, 2018 and burned over 108,000 acres. Consequently, in terms of acreage, it became the third largest wildfire in Colorado history. Law enforcement investigated and determined that the fire was human-caused and a suspect has since been arrested.
How You Can Help Fire Victims
If you are able to donate, please make checks payable to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation. Cash and credit card payments are accepted at this time as well. Please note Disaster Fund-CO Wildfire in the memo line on the check. Please send cash and checks to:
Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Disaster Fund
9177 E. Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112
Click here to make an online donation. All major credit cards are accepted.
Learn more about the Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation.