FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES RESPONDING TO DISASTERS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP -learn why
To make a financial gift to the organization of your choice, CLICK HEREfor a list of reputable agencies responding to disasters
Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed
Member agencies of Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster do not promote one charity over another. Please donate to a charity of your choice.
MATERIAL DONATIONS FOR DISASTERS
Donate ONLY those things that are requested by officials and bring them to the official designated collection centers
Please note, USED clothing is NOT NEEDED
If you have a material donation that is needed, CLICK HERE. You will be contacted if your donation is needed
Meal donations from restaurants (no home cooked meals please) may be needed for some local personnel and organizations supporting response efforts. If you are with a restaurant and want to donate meals,CLICK HERE, and then wait to be contacted (never bring food to a site unless it is requested)
Items not needed may go to waste and get in the way of relief efforts
Donations for VACANT rental properties, vacation homes, can be listed through Colorado Housing Search. Please note donated rooms in homes can NOT be accepted
DO NOT GO TO THE SCENE OF A DISASTER
Due to the overwhelming response, there are far more volunteer offers than there are volunteer needs.
The arrival of unexpected volunteers will interfere with response efforts
STAY SAFE by volunteering with a reputable agency!
Volunteers will be needed most during the long-term recovery phase, which will last month/years. Please know, volunteers are still needed for flood risk mitigation for 2012 and 2013 disasters
Please be patient and WAIT until relief agencies can train you and use your help
You can enter your information HERE, and if a volunteer need is identified, you will be contacted by the agency that can utilize your skills
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
Hold a yard sale or put on a fund-raising event and donate money raised to a voluntary organization responding to this disaster
Have you already collected goods but can’t find an agency that needs them? Donate items to a local charitable agency