The philanthropic arm of the $1.9 billion Elevations Credit Union in Boulder, Colo., this week presented a check for $36,312.59 to the Long Term Recovery Group of Northern Colorado to provide temporary housing for individuals and families stranded by the High Park wildfire earlier this summer.
The Elevations Foundation said $26,312.59 came from Elevations members and business partners after the foundation put up a $10,000 challenge grant.
“As the tragedy of the High Park fire unfolded it became clear to us that we needed to mobilize and establish a fire relief fund for our neighbors to the north,” said Dennis Paul, vice chair of the Elevations Foundation.
“Getting victims into a stable environment where they can begin to look to the future is critically important,” he said.
The fire at the end of June killed one person and destroyed 259 homes, authorities said. The Elevations Foundation said that the United Way of Larimer County and the Fort Collins Housing Authority helped guide the donated resources into the right hands.