Ways to Help

Ways to Help

Outreach for Fire Survivors

The wind storm that came with the fire also caused much damage to yards not effected by fire. If you have debris you need help cleaning up or other damage you are in need of help to repair, please call Belinda Strickland, 303-619-9077, and Outreach will send out a team to help. If you would like to help also call Belinda to sign up.

If you would like to donate gift cards to be given to families who have lost their homes, please bring gift cards to the church office and we will get them to the center in Lafayette for distribution. These can be cards to places like Target, Macy’s, Wal Mart, Crate and Barrel, etc. Grocery gift cards are also great, and you can get Safeway cards at church on Sunday from Glen Strand. These cards will go to the families and also give a little kick-back to Mt. View

Resources compiled from Mackintosh Academy Boulder

As we begin the recovery process from the Marshall Fire, it is important to first acknowledge the trauma of those who lost homes and animals in the fire, as well as the trauma of the community as a whole. Emotions are still so raw that for many of us true recovery seems far away. There is a long road ahead. At the same time, the communities in Boulder, Louisville and Superior (and beyond) are coming together to offer resources that can help families meet immediate needs. Here is one truth as we move forward: offering and accepting help can speed the process of healing. Please reach out to offer support. And please, if you are affected, consider accepting help. Helping others and experiencing gratitude goes far beyond goods or services.

In fact, so many businesses and individuals in our community and beyond want to help that it can be difficult to navigate where to get which resources. For families who have lost homes or who are unable to return to their homes, we encourage you to take the important first step of registering at the Disaster Assistance Center (DAC). The state and county encourage families to use this center as a first step to access a range of services – think of it like your primary care doctor that can then make recommendations for specialists. Visit the center in person at 1755 S. Public Road in Lafayette, seven days a week, 9AM-7PM.

Assistance is available in English and Spanish. All impacted community members are welcome regardless of documentation status. The following resources are available:

First Floor Southeast Community Hub:

  • DAC intake
  • DAC waiting
  • Main entry table
  • Start with FEMA
  • FEMA intake
  • After FEMA, proceed to local services

After local services, proceed to 2nd floor additional services:

  • Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting
  • Boulder County Human Services
  • Boulder County Victim Advocates
  • City of Louisville
  • Colorado Pet Pantry
  • Division of Insurance
  • FEMA Assist
  • Firstnet
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Health Serv. COVID tests
  • Mental Health Partners
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Snacks and Hydration
  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
  • Town of Superior
  • Unemployment Services
  • United Policy Holders
  • US Small Business Disaster Assistance
  • Xcel Energy

Second Floor:

  • Arc Thrift Store
  • Our Front Porch
  • United Way 2-1-1
  • A Precious Child
  • Red Cross
  • The Salvation Army

West Parking Lot:

  • American Family Insurance
  • State Farm
  • USAA
  • Veterans Center


In addition to the DAC, the Boulder Community Foundation is partnering with Boulder County to give grants to individuals. Anyone whose home burned partially or fully is eligible for financial assistance. Total funds raised are approximately $18M. Visit  commfound.org for latest details.


Following are lists of resources compiled by individuals in the community, ranging from childcare to food assistance to pet sitting to debris removal and more.

  • HERE is a spreadsheet created by an individual in the community listing resources for child care, kids gear/clothing and pet sitting.
  • HERE is an open spreadsheet similar to the one above that not only lists available resources but allows those affected to state their needs. Those seeking to offer resources can edit the spreadsheet to list their services/support.
  • THIS Facebook page titled “Free Items and Services for those Affected by the Marshall Fire” allows those affected to describe needs of any sort, which are being answered by the community.
  • Downtown Boulder has also created a page listing resources focusing on Boulder restaurants offering free meals to those displaced, but also including links to a range of additional services as well as ways for those seeking to support the community to get involved.
  • Jewish Family Service of Colorado is taking immediate referrals to help pay for the following essential needs: Temporary housing assistance, Emergency funds for foods, clothing, household needs, Phone bills, auto payments, insurance payments, Technology needs, Prescriptions/Medicine, Mortgage payments, Utilities (water, heat, gas and electricity)

Donation Sites/Centers (Food, Clothing, Household Goods)

  • Blackbelly restaurant, in addition to providing meals, is hosting an impressive community donation center
  • Clothing donation distribution: All week from 9AM – 6PM, 501 Lois Drive, Louisville. We have clothing and toiletries. Sized from baby clothing to adults, boys, girls, men’s and women’s. Shoes, jackets, shirts, pants, backpacks and even some games.
  • Arvada Elks Lodge is a donation site and they have lots of clothing, shoes, bedding, and houseware items. Elks Lodge (303) 424-2278
  • Donation Distribution site at 375 McCaslin Blvd, suite B-1, two doors south of Chipotle in Louisville. We’re calling it the “Free Shop”.  It’s amazing what a group of volunteers did to put a “shop” together in just a matter of days. New apparel from local and national brands will be delivered each day! High-quality donated clothing is available too. 
  • Sister Carmen (655 Aspen Ridge Dr) is offering food, gift cards and sleeping bags
  • Ongoing resource distribution event including music and mental health support, organized via Facebook at the Lionsgate Event Center in Lafayette.
  • Superior Rec Center

Restaurants offering meals:


Mental Health Resources


Following are additional services offered for those affected, along with any available descriptions:

  • Neptune Mountaineering: We have KID GEAR! Thank you to The North Face and  Patagonia for these generous donations to those affected by the #MarshallFire. Things are moving QUICKLY – if you’ve been displaced because of the Marshall Fire, or you know someone who has, stop by today before 7:00 pm.

  • Sol Vista Violins:  We along with “Northland Violins” and “Monkton Guitars” have been working with a skeleton crew to get all the kids back to school with their instruments. Whatever you need let’s make it happen.
  • Rayback Collective: I wasn’t prepared for the amount of support and love and DONATIONS that were waiting when I opened the door; no exaggeration I’m not ashamed to admit I walked back out the door and cried for 10 minutes in the snow before going back in. 
  • My name is Tan Ngo, owner of Mile High Pho in Louisville. Since our store is currently closed for restoration, I am planning to put together several family meal kits that our residents can cook at home. I am planning to give away 150 meals.
  • Meadows Tennis Club – “I wanted to let you know that I spoke with Athleta this afternoon and they are offering 30% off plus $100 off a single item for those impacted by the fire.  Please let people know that they can go in and get taken care of.  The Boulder store will be doing something additional in the coming days.”
  • Healing Circle for Colorado Fire Community with counselor Vanessa Broers. THIS SATURDAY AT 5 PM, 2200 S Tyler Dr, Superior, CO 80027-4495
  • Lasagna Love will be at the Superior Community Center this Sunday, January 9 to pass out a homemade lasagna to those impacted by the Marshall Fire. Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road, Superior Co., 3pm until all our lasagnas have been given away
  • Free Childcare for Fire Victims/ Cuidado de Niño/as Gratis para las Víctimas del incendio at The Kiva Center
  • BookGive pledges 100 books per household. To get involved or host a book drive, email hello@bookgivedenver.org.
  • Mindfish Test Prep & Academics is offering Free SAT Boot Camp for Displaced Students

  • AT&T store at Flatiron Crossing will have free sifter boxes
  • CBArt Garage Studios is very pleased to offer classes this week free to all families impacted by the Marshall Fire. For all families with children 4-9 years old, please consider bringing them to our Garage Studio located in the Saddlebrooke neighborhood.
  • Louisville & Boulder Public Libraries are offering games, puzzles and toy distribution Saturday 11a-4p and Sunday noon-4p.
  • Louisville Cyclery will collect and distribute like new and new toys and bikes for people in need from the fires. 
  • Nuts & Bolts Paper Co is giving away free memory books and keepsake boxes for families that may have lost theirs in the fire. 
  • Vision Coverage of Colorado is offering replacement glasses to children affected by fire.
  • The Singing Cook: If you would like to purchase and donate a Gift Certificate to anyone who lost their home, please call us or stop in. You can purchase one meant for a specific person or we can give it to any person affected. Any purchase made with these cards will receive 20% off the entire purchase – no exclusions. 
  • Our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost beloved family pets during #MarshallFire. We’ve updated the frequently asked questions (FAQs) online which might help provide help/direction. Info here about the Humane Society locations offering free cremation services. Visit: https://www.boulderoem.com/marshall-fire-recovery…

Housing Resources


More information and resources from state and country organizations:

  • Bouldercounty.org information and resources for safe cleanup. Large trash receptacles for anyone impacted by the fire have been placed in two locations so far: West side of the intersection of Eldorado Springs Drive/Marshall Road / Camden Interlocken Apartments, across from the outdoor community pool – 705 Eldorado Blvd. Broomfield, CO 80021. 
  • The Boulder County Public Call Center: Please reach out to the Boulder County Public Call Center (303-413-7730) if you were impacted by the fire and need information. 

  • Disability & Disaster Hotline: Community members who need additional support can call/text 1.800.626.4959 

  • 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 

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