Black Forest Fire

Jun 26, 2013 3:56 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Free farmers market for those impacted by the Black Forest Fire

In an effort to help those impacted by the Black Forest Fire, Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, Springs Rescue Mission and Community Partnership for Child Development are hosting a free farmers market.

They are encouraging community members who were first responders, evacuated, lost their homes, lost work permanently or temporarily or who lost their businesses to go out to the event for fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy. Along with non-perishable family food boxes, water and Gatorade will be provided by Care and Share. Springs Rescue Mission will be on site distributing household and hygiene products. Community Partnership for Child Development will be distributing children's items such as clothing, toys, books, diapers, strollers, car seats, furniture, activity centers and more.

Residents are asked to bring proof of address and first responders are asked to bring proof of employment. If an individual was temporarily or permanently unemployed due to the fire, please bring proof of employment.

"Care and Share Food Bank has been overwhelmed by the generosity of this community, and we have been proud to serve as the distribution hub during this crisis," says Lynne Telford, CEO. "We are pleased to be able to distribute this product so quickly to all those affected."

"We are awestruck by the outpouring of support of this community and eager to partner together as we begin the road to recovery. Springs Rescue Mission is proud to help distribute needed items to our neighbors in need," Rev. Joe Vazquez CEO.

If you were affected you can go to:
Pikes Peak Community College, Rampart Range Campus
11195 Highway 83, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Date & Time: Thursday, June 27th, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

 

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