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My city is burning. I cannot sleep.

This is the sentiment shared by many of my fellow Colorado Springs residents. I’ll be completely honest, dear readers. I’m scared. I’ve looked disasters square in the face in the past. I used to stand at the front door of my parents house as tornadoes came dangerously close to the little town where I grew up. That never seemed to be as much of a threat as the Waldo Canyon Fire has become. 

Today at work, my coworkers and I gazed out at the mountains west of the city as the flames crested the ridge and came into view. This photo from the Colorado Springs Gazette shows an example of what we’re dealing with. 

Ash is falling. There’s an eerie orange glow on the west side of town, and it’s not a sunset. It’s 2 AM, but we have no reported injuries or fatalities as of this writing. Let’s hope that luck holds. Property can be replaced, folks, but everyone out there fighting this fire has friends and family. This is impacting all of us. If you can, see what you can do to help. Volunteer, donate, anything. Please.

6 Comments

  1. PRAYERS!

  2. I’m so worried about everyone there…I wish I knew how to do something to help, something more active than just putting cash in a jar. My prayers are with you all, and share with everyone that I’m here if you need anything. Stay safe, ok?

    • Right now, most people are saying that the volunteer staffs are full, and that donating to Red Cross is the best option. Thanks for your prayers, Angela.

    • Thank you for sharing! I know it’s a frustrating time for everyone in Colorado, and it’s important to remember that we need to be careful.


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