Where those displaced by the Coal Seam Fire can find help
The American Red Cross has established a relocation center for evacuees at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus, 3000 County Road 114. The center, which has a capacity of 1,000, will remain open until further notice. Call 945-7481. (As of press time Sunday, the center was inundated with donations of clothing and other items and was asking that no more donations be dropped off.)-The American Red Cross has established an information center at Glenwood Springs High School, 1340 Pitkin Ave., for people who have been affected by the fire. Those who have beds and other resources to offer can place their names and contact information on a list. The shelter will remain open from morning to night until further notice. Spanish interpretation is available.-Alpine Bank has established, with an initial donation of $25,000, an account for the victims of the Coal Seam Fire. Cash donations may be made to the Coal Seam Fire Disaster Relief Fund, account number 1010296333, and taken to any Alpine Bank or mailed to P.O. Box 10000, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. In addition, donations of food, clothing and personal items may be taken to any Alpine Bank during regular business hours. Items will be distributed to the proper agencies and locations. For details, call John Cooper at 384-3247, or your local Alpine Bank. -Crisis counseling for victims of the Coal Seam Fire is available at the American Red Cross information center, located at Glenwood Springs High School, 1340 Pitkin Ave. The center is open during daylight hours until further notice. Those in need of counseling can call 384-5598.-Bagel Bites, 725 Grand Ave., is providing free Internet access to those displaced by the fire. -Colorado Animal Rescue, 3801 County Road 114, is offering temporary care of dogs and cats, and is in need of donations of cat litter and dog and cat food. Call 945-7481 for details. -Horse and other large animal owners whose property has been affected by the fire can call 384-2512 for information on where to bring their animals.
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