With many of us in the area having connections in Colorado both with family and emotionally we are all watching closely the fires there.

The Texas Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross have sent an IT specialist to help with the relief effort on this ongoing fire event.

The Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado City has seen over 32,000 people evacuated and an as yet uncounted number of homes in the city destroyed.

Visit the Red Cross online to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.