One of the benefits of Foundation Beyond Belief is that we can coordinate a response in the case of a crisis. The Colorado wildfires are no exception. While some people are just talking about sending their prayers, we atheists know that prayers won’t help anybody.
But there is a way to actually help.
Here’s what we’ve learned about this specific tragedy:
Every disaster event has a different profile and a unique set of needs. In Colorado, the most pressing funding need is not for food, shelter, first aid, or rescue, but for immediate support of seriously underfunded and understaffed first responders.
Several local funds have been established to support the current emergency needs of these firefighting units, as well as the extensive restoration efforts that will follow. Donations made on this page will be distributed among the following agencies:
If you can chip in to help firefighters in Colorado, please donate here. Not only will 100% of your donations (minus PayPal fees) go to the fire departments, you’ll be doing it as a group of atheists instead of simply by yourself. You’ll be disproving the notion that you need god to be good.
Please help out.