One of the most redeeming qualities of Grand County, Colorado, is its ability to come together during adversity. Now more than ever, Grand County needs your support.

The Grand Foundation has established the Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund to support the needs of Grand County residents who have been evacuated, displaced, or have lost their homes during the Grand County wildfires.  100% of donations will be distributed to those in need.

The East Troublesome Fire has devastated Grand Lake and continues to threaten Granby, CO, Hot Sulphur Springs, and surrounding areas. The fire started on Wednesday, October 14th and in the last 24 hours grew 6 times its size, reaching more than 125,000 acres as of Thursday, October 22.

The speed, size, and location of the fire have forced evacuations and the closure of Rocky Mountain National Park and many surrounding roads. Several Grand County residents have lost their homes and have been displaced permanently. Weather, terrain, and beetle-kill lodge pole pine have contributed to the growth of this fire, which has led to the East Troublesome Fire achieving the title of the fourth-largest wildfire in Colorado history.

As fires continue to burn, volunteer organizations are on the ground providing critical support for victims and emergency responders.

The lives of our Grand County residents, and those fighting for them, have been turned upside overnight with little to no warning. They need our support now.

Consider donating to the Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund.

Grand County residents should sign up for CodeRED alerts for emergency notifications regarding this fire and other disasters.

The Grand Foundation is a non-profit community foundation serving all of Grand County, Colorado. The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in Grand County by proactively addressing current and future needs in the areas of Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Amateur Sports, and Environment.

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