Aspen collections for Hurricane Harvey fill fire station bay |

Aspen collections for Hurricane Harvey fill fire station bay

Event scheduled Sept. 8 in Snowmass for monetary donations

The Aspen fire station was a dropoff spot Thursday for those wanting to donate to the Huricanne Harvey relief efforts and goods came in all day.
Anna Stonehouse / The Aspen Times |

Firefighters at the Aspen station had to clear out a bay Thursday to make room for all of the goods donated for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The station began taking donations at 8:30 a.m., and clothes, blankets and other items rolled in from the get-go.

“It’s pretty incredible,” Aspen Fire Chief Rick Balentine said Thursday afternoon. “People have been coming by all day. One person gave a $500 gift card for the thrift shop.”

Ballentine said about 250 bags of clothes, diapers, toothbrushes and other items were collected.

If you missed out on Thursday collections, there will be a fundraiser next week in Snowmass.

Clark’s Market Snowmass will host an event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 to raise money to send to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. The market will make a matching donation on all of the proceeds collected, manager Allison Morrison said Thursday.

Free hot dogs will be given to people making a donation of any amount (dry goods are not being accepted), and the market will have its smoker fired up. Checks should be made out to the American Red Cross with notation that it is for the Hurricane Harvey relief, Morrison said.

For more, call Clark’s Market Snowmass at 970-923-9575.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User