Were did the High Park Fire donation money go?

Submitted by CatWhisperer on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 08:09

We are so busy sometimes that we don't get a chance to pay attention and ask the proper questions. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit one of the gulches in the High Park Fire area (tree rings show something changed about 1987). Looking around at the devastation that used to be people's homes, the group got to talking about the victims, and the High Park Fire donations that were given by the wonderful people of Larimer County. As the group I was with was mostly of individuals who still lived in the area or had friends who lived in the area, the thought came to mind that the locals knew of nobody that got any funds from those donations.

Curious. If anybody knows anybody who got funds from High Park Fire donations, that were being taken everywhere in Fort Collins the summer of 2012, please leave an anonymous comment below, so that we can prevent a conspiracy theory before it starts.


Thank you for asking the question, "Where did the High Park Fire money go?" I have been urging 9News, the Denver Channel, North Forty News, KUNC and others to look into this. I don't know anyone who has gotten money from the hundreds of thousands collected. The volunteer fire department got more than $500k and tore down their existing, un-burnt structure and built a new one. I know many people are in need of help. The CO fund from Hickenlooper gave their money to the Community Foundation and the United Way. There is a group called the Long Term recovery group but they said they were only helping renters, not homeowners. You know when you rent you can pick up and pay rent at a new place. If you owned & were under-insured, it isn't going to be that easy. There was a group called the Mountain Outreach for psychological help. Nobody thinks it's worthy to look into the paper trail of what happened to the funds. I am saying that the funds that people donated in good faith didn't make it to the victims.

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