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
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.
Applying for 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.
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
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.
Complimentary ride passes are available at the DAC for those who need them. Commuting Solutions can also provide ride passes— email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Community Cycles is offering free used bikes for transportation for those affected. To apply for a bike, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
The Navigating Disaster for Boulder County program will be relocating to the Marshall ROC Marshall Fire Recovery Center. This new, larger space allows for both more staffing and more in-person appointments. The Recovery Navigators will begin services at 357 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 115-B in Louisville on Monday, Oct. 31.
As always, in-person or virtual appointments can be requested online at https://bouldercountynavigatingdisaster.gov/, or by calling 303-446-7782 or emailing NavigatingDisasterBOCO@lfsrm.org. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As new staff are hired, there may still be a delay in response for up to two weeks until the program is fully staffed and trained.
Recovery Navigators work one-on-one with individuals and families to provide a broad array of support, including access to funding for rebuilding and access to funding for unmet needs. For more information about Recovery Navigators and the services they provide, please visit https://bouldercountynavigatingdisaster.gov/.
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.
Airbnb Open Homes
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.