5045 West 1st Avenue • Denver, CO 80219
Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Monday – Thursday
9:30 am – 2:45 pm
or by appointment
THRIFT CENTER Hours
Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Chief Executive Officer
HIGH PARK FIRE DISASTER RESPONSE DONATION AND COLLECTION CENTER CLOSED NOV 1ST, 2012
The High Park fire in the mountains just west of Fort Collins, Colorado, has currently claimed 189 homes and nearly 60,000 acres. At just 50 percent containment, the destruction is expected to continue to grow in the record heat and extremely dry climate. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes and are just waiting to see what tomorrow will bring. For now they need help with personal care items, shoes, clothing, canned food, bedding, cleaning supplies, diapers, pet food, and much more. The Colorado community has been eager to help their neighbors and volunteer their support.
See CNN's story here.
The Adventist Community Services Disaster Response team - the lead agency responsible for donations management, in partnership with Larimer County, has now opened a Donation Collection and Distribution Center in the former Mervyns store at Foothills Mall in Fort Collins. Donations of new and used items as well as volunteer support are beginning to pour in. The media is showing an ever-increasing interest in the Distribution Center as the incident moves into the recovery stage as those impacted begin to piece their lives back together again. Here's one local news story on the Center: Click Here.
If you are not in the local area to support with volunteer hours or donated items, please consider helping defray the extreme financial impact this Center is having on the local community. You can send your donations to ACS Community LIFT designated for the High Park fire Donation Center. Just follow this link: Click Here to make an Online Donation.
What is ACS Disaster Response?
ACS Disaster Response is a voluntary service provided by Adventist Community Services to assist individuals, families and communities victimized by natural disasters and unforeseen tragedies.
Who comprises the ACS Disaster Response Network?
The ACS Disaster Response operation comprises volunteers who form local disaster response teams that are organized by state disaster response coordinators. State disaster response coordinators and teams assist regional disaster response coordinators to respond to multi-state calamities. The national disaster response coordinator manages the national program. National Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACSDR)
Who are ACS Disaster Response Partners?
ACS Disaster Response operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross and many state emergency management agencies. It is also a founding member of the inter-agency compact called National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)and the affiliated state VOADs.
Specifically in Colorado is the COVAD
The following services are provided to disaster survivors, their families and communities in cooperation with ACS Disaster Response partners:
- Emergency distribution of relief supplies - a service that provides goods necessary for victims' survival such as drinking water, groceries, clothing and more.
- Warehouse operations - a service where volunteers sort, package and store donated goods for distribution.
- Donations coordination center - locations where donors can ascertain the real needs of disaster victims and donate goods.
- Community collection centers - locations where community members can volunteer for disaster response.
- Crisis response counselors - emotional and spiritual care providers who provide disaster victims, their relatives and neighbors opportunities to ask questions, chat informally or request prayer.