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How You Can Help the Durango Community

As the 416 Fire continues to burn in the San Juan National Forest outside of Durango, our guests–both local and from afar–have been asking us how they can pitch in. Our community has come together during this increasingly difficult time to not only support the firefighters, but those who have been evacuated from their homes due to fire activity.

We’ve spent the last week hosting firefighters, serving plenty of pizza, and donating 500 pounds of produce to Manna Soup Kitchen. While our efforts have made a small dent, there’s still so much more that can be done! To help support our community, we’ve created this resource guide on ways you can pitch in. Keep checking back as this list gets updated through the next several weeks.

How to Help Firefighters

The Wildland Firefighter Foundation is actively taking monetary donations. Learn more.

How to Help Displaced Community Members

The Durango Food Bank is accepting donations of food and basic supplies for evacuees. Drop off donations at 194 Bodo Dr., Suite C.

Manna Soup Kitchen is taking food and monetary donations. Learn more about Manna.

Discover Goodwill is taking clothing donations.

How to Help Displaced Animals

The Humane Society of Durango has been housing evacuated pets and is actively taking monetary donations, to help with increased medical and shelter costs. Make donations here.

How to Help Durango

The Southwest Community Foundation is actively taking monetary donations for the Community Emergency Relief Fund, which will be used around the region. Learn more.

The City of Durango is looking for volunteers to work at the community call center. For more information, please email volunteer@lpcsar.com and include your name, phone number, availability, and email address.