Electric co-ops sponsor relief fund for victims of Black Forest fire

More than 500 homes have been destroyed in Colorado’s all-time most devastating wildfire.

More than 500 homes have been destroyed in Colorado’s all-time most devastating wildfire.

More than 500 member-consumers of Tri-State member system Mountain View Electric Association had their homes and businesses destroyed over the past two weeks in the Black Forest fire northeast of Colorado Springs.

Electric co-ops and their members throughout Colorado and across the country are being invited to help these victims recover by making a donation to the Black Forest Fire Electric Co-op Relief Fund. The Colorado Rural Electric Association has established this relief fund to raise money that will be donated to charitable organizations assisting those within the fire area.

The Black Forest fire is now the most destructive fire in Colorado history. Starting Tuesday, June 11, it burned more than 15,000 acres, claimed two lives, destroyed 509 homes (at last count) and disrupted thousands of peoples’ lives, all within Mountain View Electric’s service territory — whose crews have been working diligently to restore power to those who still have homes.

Tax-deductible donations may be sent to the Black Forest Fire Electric Co-op Relief Fund by mailing a check or money order made payable to CEEI/Black Forest Fire Fund to:

Colorado Rural Electric Association/Black Forest Fire Fund

5400 Washington Street

Denver, CO 80216

Include your name, address, email and phone number. Please note if you need a receipt for your records. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Colorado Electric Educational Institute (CEEI) is CREA’s 501.c.3 organization.

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