Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the South Canyon Fire that killed 14 firefighters near Glenwood Springs, the community is being asked to donate to the commemoration event that will be held July 5-6.
The money will be used to defray the travel costs of relatives of the fallen firefighters, including lodging and meals, according to a Garfield County Sheriff’s Office press release. The event will allow families to gather together to remember and share their losses from 25 years ago with members of the community.
After the commemoration, remaining donations will go to the Storm King 14 Memorial Scholarship Fund, established as a living memorial to the firefighters who fell on Storm King Mountain. The fund was created by the Storm King 14 Monument Committee and the Glenwood Springs City Council. This endowed scholarship is administered by the Colorado Mountain College Foundation.
Participation and support of this cause is greatly appreciated, the release says. Alpine Bank locations are accepting donations. Additional information can be found at www.southcanyonfire.com.