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Boulder Residents Show Appreciation After Devastating Wildfire

Boulder Residents Show Appreciation After Devastating Wildfire

There was a spark, then a fire—and that was all it took for a community in Colorado to come together through social networking and make a difference.

Dubbed one of the most destructive fires in Colorado history, the blaze scorched over 6,000 acres and forced evacuations of 3,500 people in just a few days.

According to the Fourmile Heroes website:

“In order to share information about 2010 Fourmile Fire as it happened, we tweeted scanner reports, posted news reports, drove food to the volunteer firefighters and expressed our fears to one another. Meanwhile, the real heroes — firefighters and emergency workers — were busy saving lives.” 

But everyone wanted to do more.

So within a few hours of those initial tweets, Fourmile Heroes was born. An organization formed organically by residents who care, its mission is to support the firefighters of the Fourmile Fire with two goals in mind:

  • To express thanks to the firefighters and emergency workers
  • To raise money for local firefighters

The organization is selling a limited edition artistic tribute poster to further support firefighting families and help rebuild the area.

All of the proceeds from the sale of items are donated to the Boulder County Firefighters Association Fund.

Fourmile Heroes is a great example of how easy it is for a community to create rapid, positive change.

To volunteer, or learn more please contact Laura@fourmileheroes.org

To purchase a poster, click here.

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5:06PM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

Well deserved credit for the firefighters and community volunteers.

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11:49AM PDT on Oct 10, 2010

Rewind all areas of fire by use of the Delarosan materials, whether within a natural region, such as a forest, or of a building, regardless as to whether or not the fire was in the past, this is an immediate order! Queen Penelope Elizabeta Delarosa

4:03PM PDT on Sep 24, 2010

The Poster is a Great Idea. People thanking people...I love it.

7:37AM PDT on Sep 22, 2010

READ!

5:01PM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

thanks

5:01PM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

thanks

8:39AM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

good work!

8:01AM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

Congratulations to the firefighters and the people of Boulder. Now how about some appreciation for their glacier?

10:54PM PDT on Sep 20, 2010

God bless them.

8:29PM PDT on Sep 20, 2010

thanks to all the firefighters

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