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FirstBank announces $50,000 donation.

Lakewood, Colo: FirstBank announced a $50,000 donation at the Basalt Town Council meeting on Dec. 11.

FirstBank is one of the nation's largest privately held banks with a focus on 'banking for good'. The donation, which will help wildfire recovery, prevention efforts and create fire adapted communities, is in partnership with Eagle County, Roaring Fork Fire Authority and the town of Basalt.

The bank will work with these local parties to allocate funds to residents in an effort to safeguard their properties. The donation will benefit as many as 12 Roaring Fork Valley communities within Eagle County and be distributed as follows: $2,500 per individual defensible space or home ignition zone project and $5,000 per landscape scale fuel-break or community level project

"FirstBank has served Coloradans for more than 55 years, and since entering the Roaring Fork Valley in 2012, we've grown to oversee more than $300 million in assets for our community," said FirstBank Roaring Fork Valley Market President Dave Portman. "We're dedicated to helping protect our communities and preserving our state's natural beauty. We're fortunate to work with knowledgeable officials who can ensure our contribution makes the greatest impact possible."

The partnership estimates that the donation could help Eagle County officials better prepare more than 50 homes and properties across 30 acres through defensible space and fuel break treatments. "No matter where you live in the Roaring Fork, we are all linked together by the threat of extreme wildfires," explained Eagle County Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator Eric Lovgren. "Teamwork and planning are essential components to protecting our beautiful county, and all of the residents who live and work here."

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