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 Give Help
Help Samaritan’s Purse
Follow-up calls to individuals and families in our community. Make a personal connection and demonstrate the love of God to our neighbors!
Donations of Goods & Services
If you would like to volunteer or make a donation of a car, furniture, temporary housing, etc please email email@example.com.
To make a financial donation please visit our giving page.
If you would like to know more about these service opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ways to Get Help
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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.
Offers free counseling sessions and support groups to those affected by the fire. Learn more.
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!).