Update on Colorado Fires

Week of Compassion is responding to record breaking wildfires as they ravage parts of Colorado. According to the Associated Press, hundreds of homes have been destroyed and more than 30,000 people have been displaced near Colorado Springs, the state’s second largest city.

Week of Compassion has been in contact with the Central Rocky Mountain Regional Office and churches in affected areas, and we stand ready to respond as needs emerge. In addition to providing support to Heart of the Rockies Christian Church for their ecumenical community efforts, we have provided solidarity grants to individuals affected in Colorado Springs. We will offer continued support as more needs are reported.

Our partners at Church World Service will also be providing material support such as blankets, hygiene and cleanup kits to affected areas in the coming days, and will be lending organizational and logistical support as Long Term Recovery Committees are organized.

As images of the fire blanket the news, we keep all of those affected in our prayers. If you would like to reach out in Courageous Compassion to help those affected, please follow this link