Local nonprofit, the Pikes Peak Community Foundation created a new Emergency Relief Fund in response to the recent shootings at the Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs in which three people were killed and several more were injured.
The fund is designed to help nonprofits meet the needs of the community in the aftermath of the shooting. Groups and agencies, including first responders are eligible to apply for the grants to meet future recovery needs.
A local committee has been created to administer the fund, and PPCF is underwriting all the administrative costs — allowing 100 percent of donations to go toward recovery efforts, the foundation said in a press release.
Make donations online here.
The fund is modeled after the 2013 Black Forest Fund, which led the charge in relief efforts after the fire, allowing nonprofits the flexibility to respond to community needs.