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Help Our Friends Hurt by the Colorado Wildfires

Posted by T. Resnikoff // June 29th 2012 // soundings, Stories and Voices // no comments

A message from Unitarian Universalist President Peter Morales:

Over the past week, several wildfires have been raging throughout Colorado, forcing the evacuation of 35,000 people and destroying homes and property. On Friday, President Barack Obama issued a  for Colorado and visited the damaged areas.

The UUA and the Mountain Desert District are standing in solidarity with all who have experienced the devastation of the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs, the High Park fire in Ft. Collins, the Flagstaff fire in Boulder, the Pine Ridge fire in Grand Junction, the Lightner Creek/Weber fire in Durango and other fires burning in Montana at this time.

In response, The Mountain Desert District Emergency Relief Fund is being established in order to offer timely financial assistance to our UU community as they begin to recover and rebuild following the fires.

For now, please contribute to the fund via mail. Please make checks payable to “MDD Emergency Relief” and send to:
Mountain Desert District
Attn: Relief Fund
2242 South Albion St.
Denver, CO 80222

Procedures for applying for help will be available on the MDD website very soon, as well as an option to contribute via PayPal.

Our UU community always draws together in times of crisis to support one another. In this emergency, I hope you will help support congregations and individuals as they cope with the fires and their aftermath. Please give generously today.

In faith,

Rev. Peter Morales
President, Unitarian Universalist Association

About the Author

Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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