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Jun 27, 2013 4:04 PM by Maddie Garrett

Continued support for Black Forest fire victims

More critical support came in for victims of the Black Forest fire Thursday. Throughout the day, Care and Share along with Community Partners for Child Development, were out at the Pikes Peak Community College giving out essential items to those affected by the Black Forest Fire.

They not only received free groceries, fresh produce and children's items, but information on how to get help and a $25 Walmart gift card as well. Care and Share estimates they provided help to roughly 1,400 families.

It's been a positive day for both people on the giving and receiving end.

"The fire is out, the flames are gone, the incredible smoke air has left us but that doesn't mean that the operation still doesn't mean that the operation still doesn't continue and we certainly want to be able to help these families short term and long term," said Shannon Coker, Care and Share Community Relations Director.

People from Black Forest said even though the fire is out, they're especially grateful for the continues support.

"To come to something like this as soon as I pulled up I started getting choked up because I'm just so grateful to everything the community has done," said fire victim, Deanna Ronco.

Ronco lost her home in the fire and said she hasn't had time to even go to the grocery store since the fire, let alone start to replenish some of the toys for her five children. Probably a similar story for many fire victims.

Care and Share will be out at the Pikes Peak Community College - Rampart Range Campus until 7:00pm Thursday to assist Black Forest fire victims.

 

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