As the mandatory evacuation zones are being lifted around the Waldo Canyon fire zone, and people start moving back home today, it's important to remember that the fire is still raging, and will be for quite a while. While the dangers to Colorado Springs have been diminihsed, they are still present, and the whims of Colorado weather could quickly create more imminent emergencies both here and elsewhere in the fire zone.
It's also important to remember that this is only the BEGINNING of the wildfire season in Colorado, and it appears it will be a bad one...
One of the local businesses in Colorado Springs has begun an "adopt a firefighter" program to show their appreciation for the unrelenting efforts and heroism of those who willingly put themselves in harms way to protect our lives and property. McCabe's Taven has begun asking for donations of meals for firefighters. They've offered to match any meal purchased with another at their cost.
It works like this: go to the website and purchase a meal online, for every meal purchased, another will be provided. In the words of Greg and Ari, the owners of McCabes:
These men and women are growing very tired and hungry as they fearlessly fight for our amazing community and beautiful mountains. Let's give them a hot meal and a warm hug.
No fire fighter will be turned down for a free meal at McCabe's.
To adopt a firefighter, all that's necessary is to go to the following link: Adopt a Firefighter and purchase a meal on line. This program will go on until the fire is out.
I'd like to make a personal appeal to my fans and readers to please help if you can; anything will be warmly appreciated. God Bless...