Nonprofit donates $17,500 to aid El Paso County, Colorado Springs fire victims

By Ellie Mulder Updated: April 26, 2018 at 10:48 pm • Published: April 26, 2018 0
photo - The next day after a devastating fire at the Sunstone Townhomes, investigators from the CSFD look through the rubble on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. About 20 homes were destroyed or heavily damaged by the fast moving fire. Dozens have been displaced.  (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
The next day after a devastating fire at the Sunstone Townhomes, investigators from the CSFD look through the rubble on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. About 20 homes were destroyed or heavily damaged by the fast moving fire. Dozens have been displaced. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

The El Pomar Foundation has donated $17,500 to help victims from the 117 fire in southern El Paso County and the Sunstone Townhomes fire in Colorado Springs.

"We are charged with promoting the well-being of the people of Colorado and there are few more certain times of need than following the loss of your home," El Pomar Chairman and CEO William J. Hybl said in a Monday news release.

The nonprofit is providing:

- $5,000 to the Sunstone Townhomes fire fund created by the Council of Neighbors and Organizations. "Funds raised will address immediate needs of those affected by the fire and with the assistance of the Resilient, Inspired, Strong, Engaged (RISE) Coalition's resident leaders, disbursements to the families will begin later this week."

- $2,500 to Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado "to replenish the resources necessary to provide water for firefighters and food and supplies to residents in need."

- $10,000 to the Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado - designated for Red Cross Disaster Relief - "to ensure their ability to help people affected by disasters like the 117 fire and countless other crises."

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