From Alpine Bank:
Durango Could Use a Hand
Local Community Foundation Accepting Donations
DURANGO, Colo. – The Durango area’s 416 Fire, which has consumed more than 32,000 acres,
has also led an estimated 500-1,000 people in La Plata and San Juan counties to lose their jobs.
To help provide urgently needed bridge funding for essentials like groceries and gas, the
Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) is accepting donations.
The CERF is managed by the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado based in
Durango. This fund is set up for broad-based community emergencies in southwest Colorado.
The Phase 1 goal is to raise $500,000 to help community members who are jobless due to the
416 Fire. Tax deductible donations can be made directly to the Community Foundation, P.O.
Box 1673, Durango, CO 81302, or donate online at www.swcommunityfoundation.org.
“Many area workers were already struggling due to the light snowfall this winter, making the
Community Relief Fund even more critical,” said Eric Eicher, president, Alpine Bank Durango.
“Please join Alpine Bank and donate to the Community Relief Fund today.”
At the first Concerts @ the Park event June 14, Alpine Bank announced a donation of $10,000 to
CERF, part of a total of $40,000 raised in one evening by local businesses and individuals
attending the concert for the relief fund. “The community showed up at the concert in support of
their neighbors, friends and families and gave generously. Alpine Bank is proud to be part of this
amazing community,” said Beth Drum, senior vice president, Alpine Bank.