If you need help due to fires:
Boulder County and a network of community partners have opened a Disaster Assistance Center to help people who lost homes in or were displaced by the fire with a range of services including property loss and filing claims for assistance, financial and food assistance, mental health supports, transportation, and more. The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center, located at the Boulder County Southeast County Hub at 1755 South Public Road in Lafayette, will operate from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week, and will include specialists from Boulder County Housing and Human Services, Public Health, and Community Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mental Health Partners, many other area government and nonprofit organizations, and insurers.
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance tomorrow by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. If you have questions about assistance or need help with replacing federal documents, please call Congressman Joe Neguse’s office at: (303) 335-1045.
Sister Carmen Community Center is the Food Bank and Family Resource Center serving East Boulder County and those impacted most by the fires. Sister Carmen is providing the following services for those affected by the East Boulder County fires:
- Baby items: diapers, wipes, formula
- Funds for hotel and Airbnb stays
- Gift cards for food and clothing
- Access to our thrift store for clothing and bedding (free of charge)
- And other resources as they develop
Please visit or call for assistance:
Address: 655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, 80026
Phone Number: 303-665-4342
Sister Carmen Community Center está brindando los siguientes servicios para los afectados por los incendios del condado de East Boulder:
- Artículos para bebés: pañales, toallitas húmedas, fórmula
- Fondos para estadías en hoteles y Airbnb
- Tarjetas de regalo para comida y ropa
- Acceso a nuestra tienda de segunda mano para ropa y ropa de cama (sin cargo)
- Y otros recursos a medida que se desarrollan
Visite o llame para obtener ayuda:
Dirección: 655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, 80026
Número de teléfono: 303-665-4342
Visit the Boulder Office of Emergency Management’s website or call 303-413-7730 (Boulder County residents.) Although the Office’s website is no longer actively using their website to provide news on the fire response, there are valuable links to City and County provided information on their site.
You can reach out to the American Red Cross for direct assistance.
The Boulder Area Rental Housing Association has set up this webpage listing long and short-term rentals and other resource for displaced residents.
If you need assistance with lost & found pets, you can connect on Facebook with Boulder County Fire Lost & Found Pets.
For help with with horses and livestock, check out the Facebook group Horse Evacuation Boulder Fort Collins Fire.
If you need mental health support, please reach out to:
- JFS Boulder County Crisis Fund
- Colorado Crisis Services or 1-844-493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255.
- Mental Health Partners or 303-443-8500.
A Precious Child’s Resource Center will be open starting on January 3rd, Monday-Friday from 9 AM-5 PM. Fire victims may drop in any time during our open hours to shop, free of charge, to gather needed essentials at our facility located at 7051 W. 118th Ave (Unit 1) Broomfield, CO 80020. We are willing and ready to serve anyone, children and adults.
Joyful Journeys Thrift Store is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 7:0 p.m. They offer offering everything from shoes and clothing to home décor, electronics, books, toys, kitchen appliances and more. The store location is 6900 w 117th Avenue #400, Broomfield, CO 80020. They may be contacted at 303-667-9695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need childcare, Bal Swan Children’s Center will be offering childcare for families impacted. Please email Debbie Kunz for more information.
If you would like to help victims of the fires:
The following are places to sign up to volunteer:
Currently, the most effective way to help is to make a monetary donation to the relief effort. Giving locally ensures that your monetary donation will be directed to relief in our community where it is most needed without the overhead that other organizations may bring. The following are suggested places to give monetary support:
- Boulder County Wildfire Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of Boulder County.
- Sister Carmen Community Center
- Emergency Family Assistance Association
- Community Food Share
- A Precious Child
- Broomfield FISH
The following organizations will accept donated items:
- A Precious Child is accepting the following NEW items: Bedding, Pillows, Sheets, Luggage, and Backpacks. They are also accepting Gift Cards. The drop off location for these items is the Donation Center located at 7051 W. 118th Avenue in Broomfield.
- Broomfield FISH is accepting non-perishable donations in our King Soopers grocery store bins or the bins outside our building at 6 Garden Center. You can also drop off items on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 am – 4:30 pm and Thursdays between 8 am – 12 pm using the EAST SIDE donation door at 6 Garden Center. Most needed items include: microwavable meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), chunky soups, canned pre-made pastas (like spaghettios) instant noodles, Hormel Compleats, fruit snacks, individual cereals (like they have in hotels), Bumble Bee Snacks on the Run, crackers, juice boxes, shampoo, pull-up diapers, and laundry detergent (50-64 oz sizes only.)
- Joyful Journeys is accepting grab and go food, essential items, gift cards, clothing, coats, blankets, shoes, towels, animal items, coolers and home items. Drop off will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
If you have a long or short-term rental that is available, you can post it for rent through the Boulder Area Rental Housing Association’s Available Properties & Resources for Displaced Residents page.
If you would like to host displaced people, please visit Airbnb