Marshall Fire Assistance

Our hearts are devastated at the loss our community is facing in light of the #marshallfire. Please look below to learn how to receive or give help during this difficult time.

Ways to Get Help

We want to do all we can to make sure you're taken care of in this crisis. Fill out this quick form to help us understand your needs. We will be in touch as soon as possible.

Request Help
Request Financial Assistance


Ways to Give Help

Donations of Goods & Services

Fill out this form if you would like to volunteer or make a donation of a car, furniture, temporary housing, etc.

Give Help
Financial Donations

To make a financial donation please visit our giving page.

Clothing Donations

The Deacons' Closet wants to thank our congregation and our community for the tremendous outpouring of support for our Marshall Fire effort.  We received an incredible amount of donations of new and nearly new clothing, household goods and linens.  We also had new volunteers that allowed us to run the Marshall Fire Survivor ministry while continuing our regular Thursday Deacons Closet ministry.  Your donations were a beautiful blessing to many.  Thank you! The Marshall Fire Survivor ministry was also made possible by the temporary suspension of the use of the main Annex room by other groups and ministries, particularly Casa de Dios Shalom.  It is time to return the main room of the Annex to these groups by closing the Marshall Fire ministry. As the regular Deacons' Closet will continue to operate, you may also contact us at deaconscloset@gracecommons.org for specific clothing items.


Other Resources

Boulder County Fire Assistance Resources
Boulder County is maintaining a directory of assistance resources and services available throughout the community, including financial, housing, insurance, legal, and mental / emotional assistance. Website.

Boulder Pregnancy Resources Center
Boulder Pregnancy Resource Center
has diapers, wipes, clothing and baby items available for those in need (newborn up to 2T). They also have housing resources for single moms impacted by the fires and referrals.

FEMA Resource/Assistance Center
Open at 1755 South Boulder Rd. in Lafayette. FEMA has established a base of operations to help with general FEMA aid, insurance claim filing, food assistance, housing assistance, mental health and transportation etc. FEMA website.

Office of Emergency Management Information
Boulder County has an Office of Emergency Management page which has many resources and updates their information frequently.

Sister Carmen Community Center
Sister Carmen in Lafayette
has experience with food, clothing and housing assistance.

United Policyholder Marshall Fire Workshops

Emotional Support

TRU Hospice

Offers free counseling sessions and support groups to those affected by the fire. Learn more.

Stephen Ministry

Please fill out this form to request emotional support from one of our Stephen Ministers.

Ways to Process

Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures
Read this After the Fire Article

Some thoughts on how to process the tragic fires with our kids:

  • Feelings: share feelings and label the losses...talk it out without obsessing on it.
  • Limit Media: as much as you can, take a break from news coverage as a family.
  • Family is Safe: reassure them that your family is a safe place...and even plan some family favorites over the next few days and weeks.
  • Future Plans: make future plans which helps them know that life goes on and there are things to look forward to.
  • Maintain Routines: structure and schedule helps kids (and adults!) feel more stable.
  • Reframe from the Tragedy: talk about the helpers that are doing so much good, and the massive response effort underway for our protection.
  • Self-care: model doing things you love that serve as outlets for stress and bring joy (ski, crafts, etc).
  • Return: gradually return to normal things...trying not to live in fear.
  • Serve: Look for ways to help those in need, and join the efforts (even little acts of kindness matter!).

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