The Marshall Fire is likely to be dubbed Colorado’s most disastrous fire in terms of property and homes lost. This is an ongoing and developing situation.
Here are a few ways to help those affected by the fire:
- Community Foundation Boulder County has created the Boulder County Wildfire Fund that will go to supporting the needs of the community.
- The American Red Cross of Colorado said cash donations are the best way to ensure disaster survivors receive support, the organization’s Facebook page reads. But the organization also works with local community groups that accept donated goods. A list of those organizations can be found here.
- People who wish to provide shelter to those displaced by the fire can sign up to be a vetted host at Airbnb.com
- Finally, for those in the area, some four-legged friends other furry friends have been separated from their families during the height of evacuations. Many on social media are attempting to reunite pets with their families. The Boulder County Fire Lost & Found Pets group on Facebook was created Thursday for just such a purpose.
- The YMCA of Northern Colorado is also accepting donations (blankets, pillows, dog and cat food) at their location at 2800 Dagny Way in Lafayette. Please follow their updates for what supplies are needed here.
- JEWISHcolorado has opened a Colorado donation mailbox to ensure that contributions flow to those most impacted from the devastating Marshall Fire in Boulder and Jefferson counties. All proceeds will go to relief efforts, including those beyond the Jewish community.