Text $10 to help 12 firefighters who lost their homes in Fourmile fire

Fourmile fire satellite photo
Some of the homes that burned in the Fourmile fire. Photo: Google Earth

A donation fund has been established for the twelve volunteer firefighters who lost their homes in the recent Fourmile fire near Boulder, Colorado. The funds raised will also assist the fire departments that lost their fire stations.

It is very easy to donate $10 to the fund. On your cell phone, text the word “fire” to 27722, and $10 will be added to your phone bill. After you send the text, you will receive a text asking you to confirm your $10 donation to mGive4BoulderFire.

We believe this is a very legitimate fund since it is has been established by the Boulder County Firefighters Association and is endorsed by Boulder County and the Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ Association (CSFCA).

Here is how the fund is described by Boulder County:

The mGive Foundation has set up a mobile donation platform to benefit the BCFFA. This fund will go directly to benefit the firefighters who lost their homes, and the fire departments who lost stations while battling the Fourmile Canyon Fire. Text FIRE to 27722 to donate $10 directly to this cause.

“We’re deeply saddened by the loss of homes and the impact the fire has had on local residents,” says Dan Eamon, President of the Boulder County Firefighters Association. Eamon, who has also been working in the Incident Command Post since the early hours of the fire expressed particular concern for “…our fellow firefighter friends who lost their homes”. “I know this fund will help these firefighters and their families who are have experienced a compounded loss”.

Media inquiries may be directed to: Bre Zigich, mGive, Phone: +1 303.531.5505 x28, Email: bzigich@mgive.com

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.