Resources for Those Affected by the Marshall and Middle Fork Fires

by Rachel Daly
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Disaster Assistance Center

In response to the devastating Marshall Fire, Boulder County and a network of community partners will open a Disaster Assistance Center beginning Monday, January 3 to help people who lost homes in or were displaced by the fire with a range of services including property loss and filing claims for assistance, help to find housing, financial and food assistance, mental health supports, transportation, and more. The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center, located at the Boulder County Southeast County Hub at 1755 South Public Road in Lafayette, will operate from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days a week, and will include specialists from Boulder County Housing and Human Services, Public Health, and Community Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mental Health Partners, many other area government and nonprofit organizations, and insurers. 

Where to Receive Donations

Neptune Mountaineering: Collecting and dispersing clothing, winter gear, backpacks, and more. Updates here. Neptune is located at 633 S Broadway, Boulder CO 80305. (303) 499-8866

Sister Carmen: Collecting and dispersing food, baby items, funds for hotel and temporary housing, gift cards for food & clothing, access to the thrift store for clothing and bedding. Updates here. Located at 655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, 80026. (303) 665-4342

A Precious Child: Collecting and dispersing clothing and basic essential items. Updates here. Located at 7051 W. 118th Ave. (Unit 1), Broomfield, CO. (303) 466-4272

Boulder JCC: Collecting and dispersing emergency financial assistance, free crisis counseling, insurance processing education. Updates here. Boulder JCC is located at 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303. (303) 998-1900

YMCA of Northern Colorado: Hosting a Red Cross Shelter offering basic supplies, hygiene items, baby items, and more. Located at 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO 80026. (303) 664-5455

Where to Make a Donation

Donations can be made to all of the above organizations, as well as:

Boulder County Wildfire Fund: https://www.commfound.org/grants/get-grant/Boulder-County-Wildfire-Fund

Volunteer opportunities, Donations (Cash, Gift Cards, Food): https://bouldercounty.wufoo.com/forms/donations/

Boulder Office of Emergency Management: If you have shelter to offer displaced residents, please sign up to be a vetted host at Airbnb.com and you will be alerted through the Airbnb Open Homes Program if needed and encouraging household items to be donated to local thrift stores.

American Red Cross, Colorado Region Chapters: https://www.redcross.org/local/colorado.html 

Volunteer opportunities, Cash & Item Donations: https://bouldercounty.wufoo.com/forms/donations/

Community Foundation, Boulder County (Accepting Monetary Donations): https://www.commfound.org/grants/get-grant/Boulder-County-Wildfire-Fund

YMCA of Northern Colorado, accepting donations (blankets, pillows, dog & cat food) at their location: 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO 80026. Please follow their updates for what supplies are needed: https://twitter.com/YMCANOCO.

To support animals affected by the fires, donate to Boulder Valley Humane Society: https://www.boulderhumane.org/

Housing Resources

Boulder Area Rental Housing Association list of available properties and resources for displaced residents: https://www.barhaonline.org/available-properties-for-displaced-tenants/

Electric & Natural Gas Outage Information

XCel Energy Information Link: https://co.my.xcelenergy.com/s/controlled-electric-outages-notice

Road Closure Updates

Road closure information will be updated regularly at  www.boulderoem.com/road-closure. Sign up now for emergency alerts. To find a list of emergency alert links, visit https://dhsem.colorado.gov/emergencyalert

Resources for Pets

Lost or found pets: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bouldercountyfirelostfoundpets

Horse Relocation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1850883771730463/?ref=share 

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Partners: (303) 443-8500

Disaster Distress Hotline: (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Emergency Status Updates

Boulder Office of Emergency Management: https://www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status/

Boulder County Emergency Call Center: (303) 413-7730

Broomfield County – https://broomfield.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2275

Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management: https://dhsem.colorado.gov/emergencyalert

Centura Health; Patient and Associate Line: (303) 661-1848

Evacuation Centers

YMCA of Northern Colorado:  2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO 80026

Rocky Mountain Christian Church: 9447 Niwot Rd, Niwot, CO 80503

North Boulder Rec Center: 3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Longmont Senior Center: 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont (not for overnight shelter) 

For Animals – Jefferson County Fairgrounds: 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401

If you are COVID-positive and must evacuate, please evacuate to the COVID Recovery Center at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 3485 Stanford Ct, Boulder, CO 80305

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