Colorado Springs Together, a new nonprofit set up to be a clearinghouse of information about recovery efforts for the Waldo Canyon fire, services and resources, is creating an electronic list of all residents in Mountain Shadows to make sure they get information they need.

The nonprofit is led by Mayor Steve Bach and his wife, Suzi, with 100 percent of donations going to restore the Mountain Shadows community. The team members are leading community and business professionals who help create a quick rebuilding process for the neighborhoods.

Other news from the nonprofit:

– Mountain Shadows representatives and city staff met to discuss security patrols to make sure the subdivision is protected during rebuilding.

– The city forester will provide a timeline of the disposition of trees on public property to prepare for safe removal of dead trees.

– A dedicated debris removal task team has been charged with establishing the process for private homeowners to initiate plans s well as a larger approach to a neighborhood-wide debris removal plan for public spaces. The focus will be on quick removal of public area burned materials, including landscaping.

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The nonprofit will also set up a temporary community center to take over from the Disaster Recovery Center, located within the Mountain Shadows community.

Funding for the nonprofit will be raised directly from companies and individuals, and integrated with other philanthropic initiatives, including the Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012. Ent Federal Credit Union is the first financial contributor of cash. Other companies, like 30dps, Hogan Lovells, and Stockman, Kast, Ryan and Co. provided in kind donations.

Click here for more information, and a complete list of the leadership team.




  1. This group is exclusively set up to help Mountain Shadows. NO financial assistance is planned for any other community affected in any way by the fire…. pay attention to financial donations that may have been earmarked for recovery for all as this group has other plans.

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