On December 30, 2021, Boulder County suffered a devastating fire. A high-wind fueled grass fire began in the popular Marshall Mesa open space area and quickly spread to the east. The communities of Superior and Louisville suffered unimaginable destruction and hundreds of homes and businesses burned within hours. The Marshall Mesa trail system will recover much sooner than the Boulder County community. Thousands of people have lost their homes, pets, businesses and more. Here are some resources and ways to help.
If you have been directly impacted by the fires and need immediate assistance, visit the Boulder Office of Emergency Management:
or call 303-413-7730 (Boulder County residents)
You can also reach out to the American Red Cross for direct assistance:
The Boulder Jewish Community Center is opening its doors today and providing “water, coffee and snacks, charging stations, play areas for children, showers, desks, wifi, and community.”
YMCA of Northern Colorado has also opened its doors as a Red Cross Shelter with “tons of water, supplies, toiletries, towels, food, etc, at our YMCA at 2800 Dagny Way in Lafayette.”
If you need mental health support, please reach out to:
JFS Boulder County Crisis Fund: https://www.jewishfamilyservice.org/bcc
Colorado Crisis Services: https://coloradocrisisservices.org/home-alt/ or 1-844-493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255.
Mental Health Partners: https://mhpcolorado.org/mental-health/ or 303-443-8500.
If you would like to volunteer:
If you would like to host displaced people:
If you are interested in donating clothing and supplies, please coordinate with the YMCA of Northern Colorado, although at this time they have been overwhelmed with supplies and say “Because of your generosity, we have no need for supplies, volunteers or food donations. As needs arise, we will post here. Thank you for continuing to step up for your neighbors in need.”