Tens of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes as wildfires continue to burn in Colorado, and the Denver Broncos are among those lending a hand: The team has announced that it will donate $50,000 to assist in relief efforts.
“On behalf of the Denver Broncos, I extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by the devastating fires throughout Colorado and the region,” owner Pat Bowlen said in a statement. “In particular, my thoughts are with those who have lost their homes or live in the evacuation areas. I also would like to commend the dedication of the firefighters, medical personnel, volunteers and the numerous organizations that are working around the clock to respond to these tragedies. Their contributions are heroic, selfless and truly immeasurable. This is our home, and we need to do whatever we can to take care of our neighbors. If at all possible, I encourage our fans to help however they can in providing relief during this time of need.”
Broncos defensive linemen Ben Garland, Mitch Unrein and Kevin Vickerson have all volunteered to visit with people who have been evacuated and with the firefighters who have been working in the state.
Others who would like to help are urged to visit HelpColoradoNow.org.