Disaster Recovery & Preparedness

The best way to recovery from disaster is to be prepared for disaster. At Spark the Change Colorado, we are the community's experts in disaster preparedness and effective volunteerism during and after disaster.

With the COVID-19 Pandemic, wildfires, floods, and more, there are many ways to support your local community in the face of disaster. Here are some things to consider:

  1. Get Yourself Prepared: Disaster preparation is the best way to stay ready for disaster response and recovery.
  2. Subscribe To The Colorado Responds Disaster Newsletter: The Colorado Responds E-newsletter is the best way to receive the most up-to-date volunteer and donation needs as they develop in times of emergency response.
  3. Support a Responding Agency: Monetary donations are the best way to help in the wake of a disaster. First responders and voluntary response agencies are able to use donations in the best ways possible for developing needs.
  4. Volunteer to Support Individuals Impacted by Disaster: Provided in partnership with COVOAD and the State of Colorado, our Colorado Responds Volunteer Site is activated in times of emergency to organize and mobilize volunteers. Register as a volunteer on this website and sign up for volunteer opportunities as they develop.

Check out our new Emergency Preparedness Blog Series!

Article 1: An Introduction to Emergency Preparedness | Article 2: Managing Volunteers During Disaster | Article 3: Preparing for Wildfires | Article 4: Contact Tracing | Article 5: Flood Preparedness | Article 6: Extreme Heat | Article 7: Wildfires, Part 2 |  Article 8: Cultural and Historical Resource Recovery