Shawn and Rachel Update

I have received some inquiries as to how Shawn and Rachel are doing after the fire that burnt down their house.

I’m still not sure how they are doing, they seem pretty overwhelmed. I remember that period after my fire, you spend a lot of energy managing the resources and offers. I got an email yesterday with some concrete instructions. If you would like to help them out, here’s how.

And bonus, there will be a drop-off at the Millennium Harvest House on Friday so now is the perfect time to look through your things and see if there is anything that might be useful. I’m sure they will pass any excess on to other families in need.

(I cut and pasted this information in from an email they sent to me).


The Boulder Outlook Hotel and the Delta Sonics will be holding a Donation Drop-Off Location and a Fundraiser/Silent Auction This Friday, June 28th.

Most Immediately Shawn and Rachel need money. Here is a Chase account set up so that funds will be available to them directly: Chase Bank acct# 225290195 under Shawn Galvin.

Other immediate needs include, gift cards, clothes: Rachel is a shoe size 8 Shawn size 12. Rachel’s dress and pant size is 5/6 possibly a 4, and Shawn wears x-large shirts and size 34 waist and 36 length. Other immediate needs include but are most definitely NOT limited to: bath/toiletries, kitchen items, linens, FOR HORSES: grooming supplies, blankets, fly stuff, any little thing you can think of, etc, etc, etc.

If you are unable to make this date please drop off at the Boulder Outlook Hotel anytime, OR for friends who want to send stuff to them this is a safe place to keep things for them until they find a more permanent home send items to Rachel’s sister Althea address is 7287 Clermont drive, Centennial, CO 80122.

Donations Thus Far:

Nina Norman: Tie-dye shirts for auction

Jenna/Ben: White water rafting tour for 2 for auction

Nectarine Hair Appointments for Shawn and Rachel

Other Ways To Help:

  • Mercy’s Gate helps provide fire victims with emergency financial assistance, gas vouchers, food, gift cards and more;
  • Hold a yard sale or put on a fund-raising event and donate money raised to a voluntary organization responding to this disaster
  • Have you already collected goods but can’t find an agency that needs them? Donate items to a local charitable agency
  • To donate $10 to Care and Share, text “donate” to 41010. The donation will appear on your next phone bill. Or you can make a donation online at Indicate that the donation is for “fire response.”
  • To make a donation of any amount to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund, launched Tuesday to benefit nonprofits providing local disaster relief, visit The fund is modeled off of last year’s Waldo Canyon Firefighters Fund but will have more flexibility, according to the website.
  • Battle Bumms, a local organization that provides cloth-diaper starter sets to military families in needs, is collecting diapers, wipes, bottles, infant formula, personal hygiene products, blankets, clothes, toys, nonperishable food items and pet food at 1302 Osgood Road from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. each day “until everyone can return home and the fire is out.” For updates, visit
  • Those wishing to donate to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region’s emergency support fund, which helps families and their animals during natural disasters, can do so Funds can be designated for the Black Forest fire via drop-down box on the donation form.
  • Those wishing to donate nonperishable food items like canned and boxed meals, soups, cereals and snack items to victims of the fires in Colorado Springs and Canon City can bring them to either area Care and Share Food Bank Facility on Wednesday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: 2605 Preamble Point, Colorado Springs, 528-1247; or 100 Greenhorn Drive, Pueblo, 296-6995.
  • Pikes Peak Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund: Black Forest Fire.
  • The foundation continues to accept donations at its foundation is underwriting all administrative costs associated with the fund, which means 100 percent of donations will flow toward relief and recovery work.


8 thoughts on “Shawn and Rachel Update

  1. Thanks for updating us on Shawn and Rachel. So I think I’ll put up a post on the VF pages with the list of items that can be donated and we’ll collect them at the studios. We can do a delivery every week or two, depending on how much is collected. How’s that sound?



  2. I just cleaned out my closet, and have a bag or two of clothes that might fit Rachel. I’ll see if Justin has any extra shirts that he can get rid off 🙂

  3. thanks for alway being their for us Viv! you are a true friend,we are overwhelmed and scared ,but with a little help from our friends we’ll make it through this

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