Boy scout troop collects thousands of dollars in donations for fire victims


The community is coming together to help the people impacted by southern Colorado’s wildfires, and those battling the flames. 

Boy Scout Troop 18 was up bright and early Thursday morning, collecting donated items at Ute Pass Elementary School. They were collecting everything from gift cards to beef jerky to dog food. 

One Scout said it’s their small way of supporting our neighbors. 

“I think it’s really important to help people in need, because they can’t help themselves,” Scout Landon May said. “And if something bad was happening to us, it would really be appreciated that people would help us.” 

The Scouts collected three pickup truck loads of supplies for the firefighters, evacuees, and their pets, plus more than $5,400 in cash donations.

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