Denver Metro HVAC/Plumbing/Electric Company Refuses to Stand By and Do Nothing for Wildfire Victims
On October 28, the Heart Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric family established a GoFundMe campaign with the sole purpose of creating awareness of the devastation, loss, fear and heartbreak felt by the residents now displaced. Inspired by Kyle Clark of 9News' Micro-Giving efforts, we seek to raise $5000, of which 100% of the proceeds go to the Red Cross Colorado Wildfire Relief Fund. All donations go toward sheltering families (and COVID-19 concerns make matters worse), serving meals, delivering relief supplies, providing medical care, supporting emergency responders, and assisting these families with recovery plans.
"The ongoing drought and high temperatures have left most of the state with extreme fire risk. Despite the snowfall last week, the fires continue to burn and new ones are being sparked. Each one of our employees loves this great state of Colorado and can't help but want to aid those in such tremendous need," says Richard Anderson, president of Heart Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric. "Because of the pandemic, everyone is forced to stand by and watch rather than jump in with both feet to help. Raising these donations is the least we can do and still effectively provide aid."
Unlike with previous wildfire emergencies, community and group shelters are not an option due to COVID-19. Instead, the Red Cross reported paying for more than 27,000 hotel nights in Larimer County. Thankfully local hotels and KOA Campgrounds are providing drastically discounted housing for thousands of Cameron Peak and East Troublesome Fire evacuees. Despite the discounts, housing costs alone for evacuees are more than anticipated.
To donate to our Red Cross Colorado Wildfire Relief GoFundMe campaign, click the URL – https://www.gofundme.com/
About the American Red Cross Colorado Region
The first Colorado-based chapter of the American Red Cross was chartered on Nov. 11, 1914. Today, there are four chapters in Colorado which is part of the Colorado & Wyoming Region. These chapters include: the Mile High Area, Northern Colorado, Western Colorado and Southeastern Colorado
The American Red Cross is not a government agency. It relies on the donations of time, money and resources from individuals in the local community, corporate partners and like-minded foundations to do its work.