I would like to thank the over 57,000 individuals, foundations and companies who have collectively donated nearly $19.5 million to support our friends and neighbors through the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Your unbelievable generosity has allowed us to quickly distribute approximately $3.8 million, so far, to nearly 1,400 individuals and families. We know money cannot replace all that was lost. We do hope, however, that this support gives people a small sense of stability as they navigate what comes next.
An advisory committee has been established for the Boulder County Wildfire Fund to help guide our board on how future support will be given. The committee members are:
- Heather Balser, former City Manager, City of Louisville
- Scott Beard, Trustee, Community Foundation Boulder County; representative of the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
- Rev. Nicole Garcia, M.A. LPC, faith leader; Board Member, OUT Boulder County
- Deb Gardner, former Commissioner, Boulder County
- Probir Ghosh, President & CEO, Virtual Source Networks Inc.; Superior resident
- Carly Hare, National Director, Change Philanthropy; Board Chair, Impact on Education
- Stuart Kingsbery, CPA, J.D., Kingsbery CPAs
- Jonathan Lev, Executive Director, Boulder JCC
- Richard Lopez, Board President, Calwood
- Deana Miller, Executive Director, Superior Chamber of Commerce
- Ann O’Connell, former member of the Planning Commission, City of Louisville
- Edwina Salazar, former Executive Director, OUR Center
- Isaac Sendros, CEO, Avista Adventist Hospital
- Kammie Siemens, former Executive Director, Boulder Jewish Family Services
- Chuck Sisk, former Mayor, City of Louisville
- Narayan Shrestha, business owner; community leader
After meeting with community leaders, the committee recommended, and our board approved, a $150,000 grant to United Policyholders to support anyone who needs help navigating their insurance policies. Representatives from United Policyholders are at the Disaster Assistance Center at 1755 South Public Road in Lafayette.
It has truly taken a village to wrap our arms around our friends and neighbors. We could not have provided this initial support without the dedication and collaboration from so many on the ground including: Boulder County and state partners, Community First Foundation, our banking partners – Flatirons and BOK Financial, and, of course, our generous donors. Our community has, as it always does, shown up for each other in an enormous way after an unimaginable crisis.
It will take time to understand the short- and long-term needs in our community. We will continue to act thoughtfully and with integrity, to make support available as quickly and easily as possible to those who need it.
We are still at the beginning of a long road, but I know our community will rebuild, with your support, better and stronger than it was before.
Tatiana Hernandez, CEO
I HAVE BEEN AFFECTED DIRECTLY BY THE MARSHALL FIRE; HOW CAN I GET HELP?
Boulder County community members impacted by the Marshall Fire can visit the Disaster Assistance Center to access a range of services including: property loss and filing claims for assistance, financial and food assistance, mental health supports, transportation, and more.
The Disaster Assistance Center
Open 9AM to 7PM seven days a week.
Boulder County community members impacted by the Marshall Fire can visit the Disaster Assistance Center to access a range of services including property loss and filing claims for assistance, financial and food assistance, mental health supports, transportation, and more.
Assistance will be available in English and Spanish. All impacted community members are welcome regardless of documentation status.
Boulder Office of Emergency Management:
The Boulder County Public Call Center:
Please reach out to the Boulder County Public Call Center (303) 413-7730 if you were impacted by the fire and need information.
Disability & Disaster Hotline:
Community members who need additional support can call or text 1 (800) 626-4959
THE MARSHALL FIRE DONATIONS AND RESOURCE CENTER IS NOW OPEN.
(Former Nordstrom department store at FlatIron Crossing Mall)
Hours of operation are 7 days a week 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Bulk items arriving via truck must be scheduled in advance by calling (720)448-3211.
Those interested in volunteering should visit www.ColoradoResponds.org.