Marshall Fire resources

By: - January 3, 2022 11:12 am

Aboard a Colorado National Guard helicopter, Gov. Jared Polis on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, gets a flyover tour of Boulder County neighborhoods destroyed by wildfires the previous day. (Hart Van Denburg/CPR, pool)

This roundup of Marshall Fire resources is republished from a version compiled by Boulder Beat.

How to help

Donate money:  Colorado Gives / Community Foundation
VolunteerColorado Responds

Provide housing
Airbnb Open Homes
BC United
Community organizing

Donate stuff
Sister Carmen (655 Aspen Ridge Dr). Check the organization’s website,, for current needs.

Child care, home goods, clothing and kids stuff can be offered via this community organizing spreadsheet, run by private citizens.

Officials also encourage donations to local nonprofit thrift stores.

Paulina from Jones + Co in Boulder is working with the Red Cross to create a furniture database for displaced families. Once a family is placed the database will be used to source furniture for that family. If interested in donating please email Paulina at [email protected] with the following details:

  • Furniture being donated
  • Town furniture is located
  • Contact information (cell#)
  • If this furniture can be delivered in addition to pickup

Provide shelter for large animals
Report lost or found pets

How to get help

Disaster Assistance Center (1755 S. Public Road)
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week

For those who lost homes or were displaced

Available services:

  • Consultation on property loss and filing claims for assistance
  • Gift cards for replacement of food and transportation costs
  • Information about short- and long-term housing
  • Help with vital records
  • Referrals to emergency shelter
  • Food assistance
  • Mental health services
  • COVID-19 tests
  • Transportation vouchers
  • Referrals for personal finance planning

List of available rentals (BARHA)
List of available rooms (BC United)
List of available rooms (Community organizing)

Thisle 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 [email protected].

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

Lyons is offering RV spots at Laverne Johnson Park. Contact Victoria Simonsen, [email protected].

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

Request a free sifter

Adventure Lodge (91 Four Mile Canyon Drive) is offering free rooms. Call 303-444-0882.
List of discounted hotel rooms (Boulder)
List of discounted hotel rooms (Denver metro)

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)

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

List of restaurants offering free meals to displaced families and first responders

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.

Business resources

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 five individual or family sessions)

Colorado Crisis Services: Call 1-844-493-8255 or text “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


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Shay Castle
Shay Castle

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