The lastest resources for those affected by the Marshall fire can be found at: https://www.bouldercounty.org/disasters/wildfires/marshall/
The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center closed on Saturday, January 22, as the County response shifts to longer term recovery in the aftermath of the Marshall Fire. Those who have been displaced or otherwise impacted by the Marshall Fire will still be able to get assistance and information online at https://www.bouldercounty.org/disasters/wildfires/marshall/
The Boulder County Call Center’s last day for the Marshall Fire was Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. Please call 211 for non-emergency assistance.
Resources are emerging as local agencies, nonprofits, community organizations & groups, and neighborhoods organize to offer support to the thousands of families impacted by the Marshall Fire.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of the Boulder County community members impacted by the fires as we learn that nearly 1000 homes and businesses were destroyed. Please refer to the resources below for additional and up-to-date information from the Boulder Organization of Emergency Management and other local entities working to quickly respond to the fires and to support those affected.
New DAC Hours: Beginning Saturday, Jan. 15, the Disaster Assistance Center for the #MarshallFire, located at 1755 South Public Road in Lafayette, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. It was previously open until 7 p.m. For information on the center, please visit boco.org/marshallfire.
- For information on BOEM efforts to respond to the wildfires in eastern Boulder County visit BoulderOEM.com or call (303) 413-7730 if you are in need of support or additional information for those impacted directly. Boulder OEM Twitter.
- The public information map provided by Boulder OEM has up to information on Re-Entry areas as well as current road and neighborhood closures, hotspots, and other important information in regards to shelters and areas with limited access. An address search is available on the site to see if you can return to your neighborhood. Please refer to the Official Public Information Map.
CFBC Wildfire Fund
- The Community Foundation Boulder County has activated its Wildfire fund to help with community needs as they emerge. At this time, nearly 1000 homes and businesses have been destroyed. More information here.
- Sister Carmen Community Center is providing invaluable services for those affected by the East Boulder County fires, please refer to their Facebook page on how to donate or volunteer.
- The YMCA of Northern Colorado located at 2800 Dagny Way in Lafayette has been serving as a shelter and distributing many important supplies to evacuees. Please refer to their Facebook Page on current support and volunteer needs.
- Additional volunteer opportunities can be found at
- Consult your local community groups. Please check with your trusted local nonprofits, neighborhood, church groups to find out other relief efforts led by local community partners.
Community Organized Mutual Aid Efforts
- Local community members and groups have been developing mutual aid organizing efforts to help with housing, childcare, clothing, food, and more. Please refer to this growing community list of Marshall Fire – Resources.
Mental Health – Trauma – Crisis Support Resources
- Mental Health Partners: mhpcolorado.org/
mental-health/ or 303-443-8500.
- Colorado Crisis Services: coloradocrisisservic
es.org/home-alt/ or 1-844-493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255.
- JFS Boulder County Crisis Fund: https://www.
- Boulder County Wildfire Mental Health resource page: https://www.bouldercounty.org/
- Natural Disasters: Helping Kids During Crisis
- For a list of general resources and business resources, the Northwest Chamber Alliance has compiled a long list of additional resources.
- BVSD established a Boulder County Fires Website with many good resources to support families, students, teachers, and employees impacted by the fires.
- BVSD’s Trauma Support Team has been activated and will be working to offer support to students virtually in the coming days. If you know of a student who needs support during this difficult time, please let them know through this Google Form.
- For those directly impacted needing federal support, FEMA put out a press release with important information on applying for disaster assistance and has opened up applications for federal support.
We’ll continue to provide on-air updates and additional email updates as we learn more and or if there are additional impacts to KGNU’s operations or transmitter site.If you are a facebook person, KGNU set up a Facebook mutual aid group for those in the KGNU community impacted or hoping to help with local relief efforts. Please use this group respectfully and share only verifiable information.
Follow the KGNU Twitter feed as well. We’ll continue to post important messages as they become available.