El Pomar Supports Wildfire Response with Emergency Grants

El Pomar Foundation today announced it has approved $205,400 in emergency grants to support local efforts to combat Colorado’s wildfire outbreak. The grants directly support Colorado firefighting agencies and other nonprofits providing services to individuals affected by the fires. The grants come from El Pomar’s internal Wild Land Fire Fund, established in 2002 at the height of the Hayman Fire.

“The trustees are committed to supporting El Pomar’s mission of contributing to the well-being of the people of Colorado and understand fulfilling that mission can take many forms,” said El Pomar Chairman and CEO William J. Hybl. “The Wild Land Fire Fund allows us to act quickly to assist the organizations working to keep our communities safe.”

Grants being distributed today in El Paso and Teller County include:

  • American Red Cross, Pikes Peak Region – $25,000 for sheltering operations for individuals displaced by fires in the Pikes Peak region
  • Teller County Sheriff’s Office – $15,000 for operating expenses for wild land fire fighting team
  • El Paso County Sheriff’s Office – $10,000 for operating expenses for wild land fire fighting team
  • Salvation Army – $10,000 for mobile feeding of firefighters in the Pikes Peak region
  • Pikes Peak Fire Fighters Association – $5,000 to support food and supplies to firefighters
  • Care and Share Food bank for Southern Colorado- $5,000 for food to support individuals displaced by fires in Pikes Peak region
  • Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region – $2,500 for expenses associated with sheltering small animals displaced by fires in Pikes Peak region
  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation – $2,500 for expenses associated with sheltering large animals displaced by fires in Pikes Peak region and relocated to Norris Penrose Center

Last week, after a survey of fire department needs, El Pomar approved the following grants to Colorado firefighting agencies:

  • Highway 115 South – $20,000 for the purchase of two Utility Terrain Vehicles
  • Palmer Lake FD – $20,000 for the purchase of two UTV’s
  • El Paso County Sheriff – $20,000 for two UTV’s
  • Broadmoor FD – $20,000 for two UTV’s
  • Wet Mountain FPD (Westcliffe in Custer County) – $20,000 for two UTV’s
  • Poudre FPD (Fort Collins) – $5,400 for Personal Protective Equipment

In addition, El Pomar trustees approved the following grant to support relief efforts in northern Colorado:

  • American Red Cross, Mile High Chapter – $25,000 for sheltering operations for individuals displaced by fires

2 Responses to “El Pomar Supports Wildfire Response with Emergency Grants”

  1. bc says:

    how can i donate?

  2. Alisha says:

    Thank you for supporting fire departments. There are none to few foundations who support emergency personnel, and I commend your efforts. Our own local fire department has been supported by you in the past. THANK YOU!

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