Wednesday, October 5, 2016
COMMUNITY MEETING FOR BEULAH HILL FIRE EVACUEES
A community meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 PM at Roncalli STEM Academy located at 4202 CO-78, Pueblo, CO. This meeting is is for people who have been affected by the Beulah Hill Fire.
Red Cross continues to support the people who have been affected by the Beulah Hill Fire. Thirty-six people ate breakfast at the shelter that is located at the Southwest Motors Event Center at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. Overnight shelter registration count remained at 30.
Our disaster responders continue to coordinate with local, state and federal governments and with the Southern Colorado Volunteer organizations Active in Disaster (SCVOAD) to make sure that immediate needs are being met.
How can I donate items?
For the most part, ample supplies and equipment are available for fire fighters and for those staying at the Red Cross shelter. The best way to find out what items are needed is to visit www.helpcoloradonow.org. Click on the Beulah Hill Fire tab to get access to donation information. Financial donations can also be made at that site.
Can I volunteer to help?
If you are looking to help within the community to support those affected by the fire please visit www.helpcoloradonow.org and click on the Beulah Hill Fire tab. If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer you can vist www.redcross.org/colorado and click on the VOLUNTEER tab.
Where can I get more information about the fire?
The Pueblo County Sheriff maintains a couple of sites that can provide up to date information.
Web site www.puebloemergency.info
Facebook: Pueblo County Sheriff
In the days to come people will be allowed back into their homes, Some of the homes may have fire and smoke damage, some may have been sprayed by fire retardant and those without electricity will likely have spoiled food. There is also a concern about wild animals that may be in the area searching for food. The Red Cross will be part of the recovery process and when areas are opened to allow a return to homes there will be clean up kits and other supplies available to help with the cleanup. More information will be provided when these materials are available.
For the latest information about how to handle reentry please go to Pueblo County Health Department website.