Marshall Fire Resources
City of Louisville Updates

Resilient Rebuild

 

SunShare Community Solar

  • SunShare Community Solar is offering to provide community solar garden subscriptions to fire victims with no added cost is attached. Fire victims can subscribe here.

CPR News Article

  • Financial incentives for Marshall Fire victims to build back greener. Read the article here.

Colorado Sun Article

  • New rebates and incentives are offering residents an affordable way to build back better after the Marshall fire. Read the article here.

 

Division of Insurance Info

In response to the needs of those affected by the Marshall Fire, the Colorado Division of Insurance has posted a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Additional Living Expenses (ALE) coverage that is part of many homeowners and renters insurance policies. Also called “Coverage D – Additional Living Expense (or Loss of Use),” the purpose of ALE is to help you if your home is a total loss or rendered uninhabitable due to damage.

These questions were developed based on the questions the Division received during its January 4 town hall and the questions Division staff have received at the Disaster Assistance Center.  Access them here.

If you own a rental property or are renting a property that was damaged in the Marshall Fire, click here for information about your insurance coverage.

Division of Insurance Website

Applying for Assistance

 

FEMA Assistance
Colorado encourages all individuals impacted by the Marshall Fire to apply for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program. Individuals should first call their insurance agents and then apply for federal assistance. Apply for FEMA assistance online or by calling 1-800-621-3362. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), cpationed telephone service or others give FEMA the number for that service. If you do not have a rental or home insurance, please apply for FEMA assistance.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance
For individuals, including unemployed self-employed individuals who were living, working, or traversing to work in the impacted areas at the time of the Marshall Fire. More info here.

Insurance Assistance
The Colorado Division of Insurance held a very informative town hall last night, giving a lot of guidance for fire victims on how to file insurance claims. They also answered many resident’s questions. For those who missed it, here’s the link to the presentation and recording. https://doi.colorado.gov

Transportation Resources

 

Disaster Assistance Center (DAC)

The Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) is located at 1755 S. Public Road in Lafayette.

Boulder County Services

Boulder County is working with local and regional agencies to provide transportation assistance to and from the impacted communities as well as to the DAC. Boulder County has created a webpage with available information and resources.

Information is also available in Spanish.

RTD Services

Complimentary ride passes are available at the DAC for those who need them. Commuting Solutions can also provide ride passes— email cathi@commutingsolutions.org or call at 303-604-4383.

As of Jan. 6, customers booking FlexRide trips can book rides to any destination throughout east Boulder County including to/from Superior, Louisville, Lafayette and the DAC.

To schedule a FlexRide trip, go to rtd-denver.com/services/flexride/trip-planner. FlexRide trips can also be scheduled by downloading the FlexRide app (on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) or by phone at 303-299-6000.

Ride Free Lafayette Service

As of Jan. 6, customers can book rides to any destination throughout east Boulder County including to/from Superior, Louisville, Lafayette and the DAC using Ride Free Lafayette (RFL).

You can book a trip by visiting www.ridefreelafayette.com, by calling 833-456-3359 or via the On Demand Transit Rider app.

Via Mobility Service

Via Mobility Services’ Paratransit division can provide rides to people and assist with trips to the DAC Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 303-447-9636. For assistance after those hours, please call 303-725-4160.

Car Share Services

Uber vouchers for general travel are available at the DAC. Lyft is offering two rides, up to $15 each, through their LyftUp Disaster Response program through Jan. 18.

Colorado CarShare is offering a variety of free services to those affected. Call 303-720-1185 or email info@carshare.org.

Bicycle Services

Community Cycles is offering free used bikes for transportation for those affected. To apply for a bike, email firebikes@communitycycles.org and include your height, address and a brief description of how you’ll be using the bike.

Louisville Cyclery is collecting and distributing used bikes. Visit their shop to donate or if you need a bike at 889 E. South Boulder Road in Louisville.

Telework Services

Confluence Small Business Collective in Lafayette is offering free workspaces to those who have been impacted. Visit Confluence online for more information.

Behavioral Health Resources

 

Contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1(844) 493-8255, or text “TALK” to 38255, to speak with a professional counselor about any area where you could use support for yourself or a loved one, from loneliness and isolation, to stress, relationship issues, substance use and other common concerns.

JFS Boulder County Crisis Counseling: In response to multiple tragic events over the last year, Jewish Family Service and Community Foundation Boulder County have partnered to offer counseling services to Boulder County residents.

I Matter: 3 free mental health sessions for any youth in the state, largely available via telehealth.

Mental Health Partners: Call (303) 443-8500.

National Disaster Helpline: Call (800) 985-5990.

Medicare Resources for Mental Health Care

Where to Donate

Marshall Fire Resilient Rebuild Assistance Fund: https://commfound.givecorps.com/projects/54333-around-boulder-county-marshall-fire-resilient-rebuild-assistance-fund

Sister Carmen in Lafayette: https://sistercarmen.org

  • They need cash donations, gift cards to Target/Kohls/Walmart of similar stores where fire victims can purchase basic necessities and bottled water. For other items to donate, go to their Facebook page.

Community Foundation Serving Boulder County: https://commfound.org

  • They have set up a special fund for fire victims

Disaster Relief Donation & Resource Center

  • Donation drop off 9am-4pm daily. More info on where to donate and a list of what they can accept here.

 

Free Lyft Rides

Lyft is offering free rides to those affected by the Marshall Fire. Click here for more information.

Airbnb Open Homes

If you need a place to stay, Airbnb has opened up a special site: This should be exactly what you’re looking for. People need to create an airbnb account and then apply for a stay but it says they are pretty fast at replying to the person who needs somewhere to stay.

 

If you would like to offer up your home for fire victims, click here for more info.

 

If you have been affected by the Marshall Fire and need a place to stay, click here for more info.

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