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Mountain Shadows, Black Forest Resident Mentorship Program

As the Black Forest Fire destroyed homes and property last month, Colorado Springs Together volunteers discussed how lessons learned following the Waldo Canyon fire might be applied to the Black Forest recovery.

One concept was to form a Mentorship Program that pairs up residents from the Mountain Shadows and Black Forest communities with the purpose of sharing knowledge gained from the Waldo Canyon Fire with Black Forest families on their journey to restoration.

Over the last several weeks, we've been coordinating with the various groups working on the Black Forest recovery effort, and we are now jointly ready to move forward. Leaders from the Black Forest efforts will ultimately drive the Mentorship Program in order to help the residents of Black Forest move quickly through the various stages of their recovery.

We realize this is short notice, but we are going to hold a meeting tomorrow evening for potential mentor families to discuss what this program will look like.


Thursday, July 25, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Wilson United Methodist Church
6460 Flying W Ranch Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO  80919

To Participate:

If you are a Mountain Shadows or Black Forest family interested in participating in the Mentorship Program, please click here to sign up, or you can click the orange button on our homepage.

After signing up, Mountain Shadows families are encouraged to attend tomorrow's meeting.  We will be discussing what mentor families can do versus things they probably can’t or should not do. We will also be taking suggestions in terms of how we might support the Black Forest families.

Video For Thought:


Carla Albers lost her home in the Waldo Canyon Fire, and in the video below, she shares her experience as well as offers advice to victims of the Black Forest Fire.

Carla Albers discusses surviving a wildfire.




Colorado Springs Together is an independent 501(c)(3) Non-Profit:

Colorado Springs Together is a community-driven volunteer effort, and is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The team members are distinguished citizens, business professionals and dedicated public servants in the community, facilitating and coordinating a quick and effective rebuilding process for the neighborhoods devastated on June 26, 2012, by the Waldo Canyon Fire.

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