Wildfires in Colorado typically appear in the fall, but the recent December fires in Boulder County were carried in on 100 mph winds to communities experiencing severe drought. The wildfires are now being called the most damaging in the state’s history, arriving without significant warning and destroying at least 991 homes while causing tens of thousands to quickly evacuate.
In response, The Home Depot Foundation has announced a $50,000 grant to the Community Foundation in Boulder County, Colorado. This will support immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery efforts to impacted communities.
Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, is actively assembling 1,000 sifters and personal protective equipment (PPE) to be delivered to areas impacted by the fires.
“Our hearts and thoughts are with all those impacted by the devastating wildfires in Colorado,” says Executive Director of The Home Depot Foundation Shannon Gerber. “We’re working closely with our experienced nonprofit partners to assess the impact and immediate needs of these communities.”
The Home Depot’s employee assistance program, The Homer Fund, is providing immediate financial support through emergency grants for associates impacted by the wildfires.
In 2021, The Home Depot Foundation committed more than $7 million in short-term relief and long-term rebuilding to communities impacted by natural disasters. To learn more, visit HomeDepot.com/Foundation.