October 30, 2012
CUSP is a godsend for areas, people and businesses struck by the wildfire tragedies suffered here. This non-profit organization steps up with expertise and physical boots on the ground when no one else does. I was unaware of their efforts until the Waldo Canyon Fire. I've learned how crucial their help is for flood mitigation for people who fear losing their homes and for businesses who can't hope to rebuild until their property is stabilized. CUSP is also there to try to protect our water resources from the devastating effects of fires and flooding. Lisa Patton is so impressive in all her volunteer coordination efforts. She can mobilize crews of volunteers on very short notice to meet emergency needs. All CUSP personnel devote incredible amounts of time and travel for those needing help and training. By far, my experience with this organization is the most rewarding. They provide me with the opportunity to learn skills and to help in the recovery efforts I wouldn't otherwise have. They channel volunteers' passion for helping into a manpower force that is so needed for recovery.
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