Fire Recovery Resources

fire resourcesIf you have suffered a loss due to Marshall Wind Fire.  Your fastest resource for assistance may be going directly to their center.
The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) Located at the Boulder County Southeast County Hub at:1755 South Public Road in Lafayette
Hours of operation from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week

The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center in Lafayette will close to in-person services at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, as 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 
www.boco.org/MarshallFire, and additional targeted outreach and support will occur for community members who need help with recovery. 

The jointly located federal/state Disaster Recovery Center at 1755 S. Public Road in Lafayette, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) along with multiple state agencies will continue to operate in the south half of the building. Hours will remain 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until further notice. Individuals can apply for assistance with FEMA as well as get updates on their individual case status and provide documents to assist their application. SBA customer service representatives will continue to be available to answer questions, explain application processes, help businesses and individuals apply for low-interest disaster loans, and close their approved disaster loans. 

 

 Boulder County urges anyone who has been impacted by the Marshall Fire to continue to register their recovery needs by visiting www.boco.org/MarshallFire and filling out the online form at www.boco.org/MarshallFireAssistance. Financial help is available, as is assistance with debris removal and cleanup, rebuilding, and other services.   

Additional community meetings are also being scheduled to help people impacted by the Marshall Fire connect with resources and information. These opportunities will also continue to be listed at www.boco.org/MarshallFire 

 

Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 303.441.3390 http://www.boco.org/MarshallFire

Boulder County, City of Louisville, and the Town of Superior pages all have updated information for residents regarding the Marshall Fire. Be sure to check out the respective pages at:

Boulder County: Click Here

City of Louisville: Click Here

City of Louisville Marshall Fire Updates site:  Click Here

Town of Superior: Click Here

NEW CALL CENTER HOURS:

The Boulder County Public Call Center (303-413-7730) for those impacted by the #MarshallFire will be open today until 4:30 p.m. Starting tomorrow, they will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday, through Friday, Jan. 21.

Please follow Boulder County Government channels for the latest updates following the Marshall Fire response and visit http://www.boco.org/MarshallFire.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderCounty
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bouldercounty
Latest News: https://www.bouldercounty.org/news/

Resources to help during fire recovery

Self Report Form Click Here

Safety Precautions when returning to your home: Click Here

Debris Removal
Deadline for submitting this form is 11:50 pm on Wednesday, January 26
For more information:  Click Here

The Debris Hotline (303-214-3203) is open between 9 AM and 7 AM every day for questions relating to the coordinated debris removal efforts by Boulder County, Louisville and Superior.

Right of Entry Form (ROE): Click Here

Right of Way Debris Removal Beginning January 14: Click Here

Debris Removal and Clean up process: Click Here

Debris Removal Map:  Click Here

Hazards to avoid when walking around fire-damaged areas:  Click here

Instructions for Curbside Collection:  Click Here

Rebuilding Process: Click Here

FEMA Assistance Click Here or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.

Emergency Status:  Click here

Air Quality Update: Click Here

Watch the Air Quality Video:  Click Here

Read the January 14, 2022 press release here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/COBOULDER/bulletins/305c56c

NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) have offered to collaborate with BCPH and the CDPHE to provide indoor and outdoor air sampling. Read How to Mitigate Post-Fire Smoke Impacts in Your Home: https://cires.colorado.edu/news/how-mitigate-post-fire-smoke-impacts-your-home

Free Grab & Go Food

In efforts to assist the community, the Recreation & Senior Center is offering its lunch service to all ages and all members of the community. This free meal service is available to anyone who is in need of a nutritious, hot meal during this time.

LUNCH M-F, PICK UP 12 PM- 12:30 PM
Registration is required by 1:30 pm the business day in advance. To register for a meal call 303-335-4931 or email pmorgan@louisvilleco.gov
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NEW FAMILY MEALS: PICK UP 12 PM-1 PM (or until supplies last)
Curbside Pickup Instructions
Meals are served M-F and distribution begins at noon. Please do not arrive before 11:45 AM
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Disaster food benefits for communities affected by Boulder County fires, to learn more:
Click Here

Food Safety:  Click Here

Water Update: Click Here

Update for Homes Without Water: Click Here

Insurance Claims

Those without insurance or who are underinsurance  are eligible to apply for assistance from FEMA. Learn more: https://doi.colorado.gov/news-releases-consumer-advisories/consumer-advisory-insurance-information-for-marshall-and-middle

To help people with insurance claims, a recovery center has opened up in Lafayette. The Unified Assistance Center will be open every from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1755 S. Public Road. It will also provide financial and food assistance, mental health support, and transportation. FEMA has staffed the Center with 100+ workers to assist.

Additionally, Colorado has Crisis Center to help in disasters and other situations. https://coloradocrisisservices.org/

Insurance Tips for Consumers:  Click Here

FAQ Additional Living Expenses:  Click Here

Temporary Housing Resources

BARHA is the Boulder Area Rental Housing Association, of which a number of Agents here are members.  BARHA put a call out to our members yesterday morning and we put together this webpage: https://www.barhaonline.org/available-properties-for-displaced-tenants/ that provides housing resources for Marshall Fire Victims.

The Colorado Convention and Visitors Bureau also collaborated and put out a call to the local hotels who are willing to help and those are listed on our site but also listed here: https://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/marshall-fire-discounted-hotel-rooms/

The Colorado Apartment Association (CAA) is launching a housing finder service (https://www.caahq.org/available-apartments-for-displaced-families) for residents displaced by the Marshall Fire, helping them locate vacant rental housing units available for immediate move-in.

PG Rentals has a few units currently available, with a few more coming in this week. https://www.pgrentals.com/.

Sign up to be a host on Airbnb.com to provide temporary shelter to fire victims through the Open Homes Program: CLICK HERE

Available rooms (BC United)

Available rooms (Community organizing)

Nest is offering 12-month leases on rent-restricted rentals, regardless of income, to fire victims. Call 303-494-5462 for showings.

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

Lyons is offering RV spots at Laverne Johnson Park. Contact Victoria Simonsen, vsimonsen@townoflyons.com

Hotel Rooms:

Adventure Lodge (91 Four Mile Canyon Drive) is offering free rooms: Call 303.444.0882

Discounted hotel rooms (Boulder)

Discounted hotel rooms (Denver metro)

Shelter Locations Include:

  • YMCA of Northern Colorado:2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO 80026.
  • Rocky Mountain Christian Church: 9447 Niwot Rd, Niwot, CO 80503.
  • If you are COVID-positive, please evacuate to the COVID Recovery Center at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 3485 Stanford Ct, Boulder, CO 80305.
  • Larimer and Boulder County Fairgrounds open for large animals.

 

Disaster Assistance Center

The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center in Lafayette will close to in-person services at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, as 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 
www.boco.org/MarshallFire, and additional targeted outreach and support will occur for community members who need help with recovery. 

The jointly located federal/state Disaster Recovery Center at 1755 S. Public Road in Lafayette, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) along with multiple state agencies will continue to operate in the south half of the building. Hours will remain 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until further notice. Individuals can apply for assistance with FEMA as well as get updates on their individual case status and provide documents to assist their application. SBA customer service representatives will continue to be available to answer questions, explain application processes, help businesses and individuals apply for low-interest disaster loans, and close their approved disaster loans. 

 

Donation Resources

Many of us are donating to the Boulder-Longmont ​REALTOR​® Association Foundation and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® to​ help with housing needs for those impacted. The donations will be matched by the Elevations Foundation. The deadline to donate is January 12, 2022. CLICK HERE

Here are other ways to give​ — or receive help:

Donate to Community Foundation Boulder County: ​CLICK HERE

​​Donate to verified GoFundMe fundraisers: ​CLICK HERE

Boulder Office of Emergency Management – information about donating and volunteering: CLICK HERE

Sister Carmen is accepting donations of:
​-Food
​-Funds for hotel and Airbnb stays
​-Gift cards for food and clothing
​-Access to our Thrift Store for clothing, bedding, and other essential items free of charge
​-Other resources as needs arise ​CLICK HERE

Donate to The Salvation Army, which is providing 1,000 meals three times a day to evacuees and first responders.
CLICK HERE or text FIRERELIEF to 51555

Donate to the American Red Cross:  CLICK HEREor text ​“REDCROSS” to 90999

​​Donations of food and clothing available for fire victims ​at Active Kids Louisville (not accepting further donations): ​303-665-9669

​Help with pets at Boulder Valley Humane Society: ​CLICK HERE​ 

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)

Mental Health Resources
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: boco.org/WildfireMentalHealth

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

For mental health resources: