how to help the fire victims
We are heartbroken for our Boulder County community and for all of those affected by the Marshall Fire. Here are some local resources available right now to assist those that have been impacted by this tragedy:
The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center – This is a short-term assistance site where displaced residents can connect with DOLA, FEMA, insurance providers and human services, including mental health services, food, clothing, housing and financial assistance. At this site, residents can work directly with FEMA staff to register for individual assistance, as well as other resources.
For more information, visit the Marshall Fire webpage.
Donate Goods or Services
If you have donations of goods, services or money, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management asks you to fill out this form: https://www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status/?fbclid=IwAR04YiSY3G6wG-mUQ5jCIP4L7iitdJp9doTCyte45PxeRQxfbkkmkQPadL8
Boulder OEM Call Center: 303-413-7730
Follow the YMCA of Northern Colorado for updates on what supplies are needed at their shelter for evacuated animals. Needs may include blankets, pillows and dog and cat food: https://twitter.com/YMCANOCO
Animal Rescue Request Form: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/add48738c8fa4ace846f3a9e3d3a5dd1
Boulder OEM asks anyone who is able to offer shelter to people displaced to sign up to be a vetted host at Airbnb.com: https://www.airbnb.com/for-airbnb-org/how-to-host
The Community Foundation of Boulder has set up a fund for people who want to donate – Boulder Country Wildfire Fund: https://www.commfound.org/grants/get-grant/Boulder-County-Wildfire-Fund
The Salvation Army has a link for those who wish to donate money: https://westernusa.salvationarmy.org/intermountain_us_west/
Donate money to American Red Cross by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999, which will benefit local chapters responding to the fires.
Lost and Found Pets
Humane Society – (303-442-4030) are accepting any animal in need of shelter as well as providing food and pet supplies.
Postpartum Wellness Center Boulder – offering 4 weeks of free therapy to mothers of children that were impacted in the fire: https://pwcboulder.com/
The school district set up a page at bvsd.org to provide updates and resources related to the fire, including a form for students and staff members who need grief counseling or other mental health support from the district’s trauma response team.
A Precious Child is offering clothing, toiletries, diapers, shoes, food, and blankets
Samaritan’s Purse will provide a more substantial recovery of salvageable property and will also clean up damaged trees and help patch of roofs. Their point of contact is Jacob Rutz 828-719-9397
Veterans Assistance – Justin Brandenburg is the VA outreach specialist able to provide resources for veterans including counseling 303-440-7306
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