13-Jun-2013 We anticipate that the RDFRS store will be unable to ship until at least later next week. When we resume shipping we will ship express pacakages, priority packages, then by the order in which the orders were received. 

 

The various agencies have a fire line which they hope to hold about a mile from the store, but the winds which are fanning the fire are very unpredictable. The winds are in favor of the store location right now.

 

If you would like to help those lives the Black Forest fire has disrupted, you can:

 

• Donate portable food. Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, 2605 Preamble Point, Colorado Springs, is seeking donations of energy bars, snacks, and canned and boxed foods. The food bank was overwhelmed by donations of water and Gatorade on Wednesday. The number there is 719-528-1247.

The Care and Share Food Bank also accepts financial donations at the link here.

 

• Donate hay to the animal shelters at Penrose Equestrian Shelter, Flying W Ranch, the El Paso County Fairgrounds and the Elbert County Fairgrounds.

 

• Volunteer at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak region. Call 719-473-1741 to volunteer.

 

• Call the El Paso County Disaster Recovery Center for further requests and inquiries at 719-444-8301.