Within moments of hearing about the apartment fire on Friday, March 4 in Estes Park, on social media outlets, Judy Domina, a homeowner who has several homes listed with Estes Park Central Vacation Rentals was contacting the company’s main office to ask how she could help. Judy, along with other homeowners, and Rainer Schelp, President of Estes Park Central, were on the phone with Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park assessing what the families would need in the way of housing.
The Salvation Army put the families in hotels over the weekend while Estes Park Central personnel readied homes for the families to move into on Monday, March 7.
Judy and two other owners, whose properties are managed by Estes Park Central, offered four houses to the four families in need. These homeowners took their homes off the vacation market and made them available for the families until they find more appropriate housing in Estes Park.
On Monday, March 7, Eva Bañuelos, Case Manager for Crossroads and Melissa Addison, Reservationist for Estes Park Central, took each family to their new home.
“It was quite an emotional experience for me,” said Melissa, “not only seeing the families look of relief on having a home to live in but to see members of the community, Crossroads and Estes Park Central all come together to make it happen.”
If you are looking to help the families, please contact Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park at 970-577-0610.