Friday, June 29, 2012

Help for Colorado Wildfire Victims with Disabilities

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC) is coordinating an anonymous donor's outreach to assist Colorado fire victims with disabilities. "We are not, yet, aware of the full extent of need because several of the fires are not contained," says CCDC executive director Julie Reiskin. “We are just beginning to get a better understanding of what has been lost.”
Tens of thousands of Colorado residents have been forced from their homes by raging wildfires finding many taking refuge with friends and family or in hotels and community shelters. However, for people with disabilities finding accessible emergency housing or replacing life saving medical equipment can be extremely hard due to both limited options and funds.

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