Marshall Fire

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How to help

Donate money:  Colorado Gives / Community Foundation
VolunteerColorado Responds

Provide housing
Airbnb Open Homes

The following lists are organized by private citizens
Marshall Fire Survivors/Volunteer Resources (master list)
BC United
Marshall Fire Resources
Accommodation Assistance
Boulder County Fires – Assistance

Donate stuff
Sister Carmen (655 Aspen Ridge Dr)
Currently accepting:
– Food (no-prep, easy-to-eat items only)
– Sleeping bags in good condition
– $100 gift cards to Walmart, Target, Costco, local restaurants
– Money (

Community Cycles (2601 Spruce) is accepting donated bikes for Marshall Fire victims.
Drop off daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Childcare, home goods, clothing and general assistance can be offered via these community organizing efforts, run by private citizens
Marshall Fire Survivors/Volunteer Resources (master list)
BC United
Marshall Fire Resources
Accommodation Assistance
Boulder County Fires – Assistance
Marshall Fire Help

Officials also encourage donations to local nonprofit thrift stores

Provide shelter for large animals
Report lost or found pets

How to get help

Direct cash assistance is available from Community Foundation and Elevations Credit Union

Available from Community Foundation and Elevations credit union. Apply here

Livelihood Disruption

  • $1,200 for individuals
  • Documentation required includes a recent pay stub and/or letter from business owner and/or unemployment application
  • Must be directly tied to a business within the Marshall Fire Damage Assessment Map
  • Home-based businesses are eligible

Loss of Tools of Trade

  • $500 for individuals
  • Documentation required includes receipts or tax returns
  • Does not include computers or computer equipment
  • Must have occurred within the Marshall Fire Damage Assessment Map

Small Local Businesses That Were Damaged or Destroyed

  • $2,500 per business
  • Business must be listed as damaged or destroyed on the Marshall Fire Damage Assessment Map
  • If your business was damaged and is not on the list, you can self-report your damage
  • Home-based businesses are eligible
  • If you qualify, this will be a flat amount “gift” and you will not be required to provide further documentation as to how the money is spent

List of available rentals (BARHA)

Lists of available rooms/homes:
BC United
Marshall Fire Resources
Accommodation Assistance
Boulder County Fires – Assistance

Thistle Communities is offering 12-month leases on rent-restricted rentals, regardless of income, to fire victims at affordable rates. Contact Jessica Kronfuss: 720.696.6304 or

PMP Realty in Longmont is offering some rentals, including assistance with first month’s rent.
Email or

Lyons is offering RV spots at Laverne Johnson Park.
Contact Victoria Simonsen,

Loss of housing
How to deal with insurance if you lost housingBoulder Reporting Lab
Those without insurance are eligible for assistance from FEMA. Learn more

Request a free sifter

Apply for a free dumpster

Fire or smoke mitigation
Property Doctors works with all insurance companies and have moving containers.
Contact Naomi Thomson: 303-456-0911

Questions / nonemergency issues 
Boulder County Call Center: 303-413-7730
Victim Advocate Line: 303-441-3856
Disability and Disaster Hotline: 800-626-4959 (call or text)

Harvest of Hope Pantry (4830 Pearl St) is offering food to all affected by the fire.
Call: 303.625.6250

Those whose places of work were impacted can file an emergency unemployment insurance claim

Community Cycles is providing free bikes for transportation purposes.
Apply by contacting
Please provide your height, address, and a brief explanation of how you will be using the bike.

Lost documents
Rep. Joe Neguse’s office is assisting with replacement of lost social security cards and passports, as well as help accessing FEMA disaster assistance generally. Call 303.334.1045
Full list of federal resources

Business resources


How to avoid, identify and report scams

Mental Health

From the American Counseling Association
– Allow yourself to feel
– Practice self-care
– Eat well, exercise, maintain normal sleep routine
– Recognize that you (and others) need extra support
– Lower expectation of what you “should” be doing
– Talk about it: With friends, family, your therapist
– Lean into community support
– Don’t isolate
– Focus on what you are grateful for despite the loss

More tips, including explaining fires to children:

Jewish Family Services Boulder County Crisis Counseling
(funding for 5 individual or family sessions)

Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute
Offering 5 pro-bono Brainspotting therapy sessions for those impacted by the Marshall Fires, or first responders. Anyone interested in this offering can email to be matched with a therapist.

Colorado Crises Services: 1-844-492-8255 or test TALK to 38255

Mental Health Partners
Call 303.443.8500? to schedule and appointment of visit the Walk-In clinic: 3180 Airport Road. (Closed Mondays) Community Health Workers are available for virtual services on Facebook or via

Massage and accupuncture
Inner Ocean Empowerment Project (816 E. Baseline) is offering free massage and acupuncture to first responders and those affected by the fire.
Learn more and apply.

For kids
WOW! Children’s Museum in Lafayette is offering free memberships to families displaced by the Marshall Fire. To redeem, register at our front desk and use code: MARSHALL
110 N. Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am to 4:30 pm (closed from 12 to 1 for cleaning)

Wild Night Out for Marshall Fire Families

WOW! Children’s Museum and the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund invite any family affected by the Marshall Fires for an evening of animal encounters and education at the Museum on Saturday, March 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rhino Zookeeper and Author Dave Johnson will talk about his experiences and read excerpts from his books. Each child will be able to go home with their very own book! Visit with real animals from Nature’s Educators and Wildlife Protection Services. Even experience “up close” animal encounters using virtual reality headsets.

This event is free for families with children affected by the Marshall Fires, thanks to an anonymous donation.

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