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How Can You Help Victims of the Colorado Wildfires?

Posted on July 2, 2012 in

Dry and hot weather, along with very low humidity has left Colorado trees and grasses literal tinderboxes vulnerable to the slightest spark due to high winds, lightning strike or human carelessness. On a scale of one to six, with six being the worst possible conditions for rapid fire growth on the Haines Index, Colorado is scoring a “super 6,” says Steve Segin of the Rocky Mountain fire-incident team. The Haines Index is used by fire managers to measure fire potential determined by moisture content and area temperatures.

At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we are impassioned to help those in need. And right now, right here in our own backyard, we have friends and neighbors who have suffered terrible losses. Some have lost their homes. Some have lost their pets. Some have lost family heirlooms. Some have lost a lifetime of memories. Some have lost everything.

We didn’t just want to write and check and say we’ve done our part.  We wanted to do more, so to encourage our clients, Fox 31 viewers and the entire nation to make a donation to the Salvation Army, The Bendinelli Law Firm will match donations to the Salvation Army, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 for all donations made through our Salvation Army donation page , throughout the month of July!

Additionally, the Denver personal injury attorneys at The Bendinelli Law Firm is committing our resources to provide legal aid to victims of the Colorado wildfires by answering their questions and helping them file insurance claims at no charge.

Why the Salvation Army?

Founded more than 130 years ago by William Booth, The Salvation Army is a religious and social service organization. Among its many programs, one of the most recognizable service the Salvation Army provides is disaster relief. The Salvation Army has provided food and shelter to evacuees of the Waldo Canyon and High Park fires and continues to provide aid to Colorado wildfire victims.

According to the Salvation Army, the best way to help those affected by the High Park Fire and Waldo Canyon Fire is to make a financial contribution. Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of victims of the Colorado Wildfires without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.

Although, the High Park fire is now 100% contained and the Waldo Canyon fire is nearly half contained, the victims of these wildfires need your help more than ever. As home owners are being allowed into their neighborhoods to access the damage, many are left homeless. Your contribution can make a difference!