The Marshall Fire continues to burn out of control on Dec. 30, 2021 in Broomfield. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post

JEWISHcolorado, Community Foundation Boulder County Open Fire Relief Funds; Boulder JCC Opens Doors Friday for Victims, Volunteers

JEWISHcolorado has opened a Colorado donation mailbox to ensure that contributions flow to those most impacted from the devastating Marshall Fire in Boulder and Jefferson counties. 100% of contributions go to relief efforts, including those beyond the Jewish community.

“We are working to support our community in need, and we know that the scope of the damage won’t be known for hours or days,” says JEWISHcolorado President and CEO Rabbi Jay Strear.

JEWISHcolorado is a nonprofit organization serving communities statewide, acting on issues of concern to the local community. We support, steward, and convene around Jewish life and values with a unique statewide Colorado perspective. Part of a network of 146 Jewish Federations nationwide, our network of local and international partners enables us to respond quickly and effectively. We help to fund urgently needed basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling. We provide resources to emergency service providers so they can help where they’re most needed.

Community Foundation Boulder County, in partnership with Government and nonprofit organizations will work to support the needs of the community as they emerge through its Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.

“Our community supports each other, and as we have continually shown over these last 20 months, we will get through this challenge together,” Tatiana Hernandez, foundation CEO, said in a news release.

The Boulder JCC is opening its doors tomorrow, Friday, December 31 from 10 am – 4 pm to assist community members that have been impacted by the fires, whether you have been evacuated or are without power or looking to be connected to community. We are here for you.

If you have been impacted by the fires: Stop by at any time from 10 am – 4 pm tomorrow, Friday, December 31. We are prepared to support with coffee and snacks, charging stations, play areas for children, showers, desks, wifi, and community. JFS will also be onsite to connect our community with resources and support.  

If you would like to help: You can sign up for volunteer shifts to assist with food, monitoring areas, overseeing availability of resources (above), and more. 

Our beloved community is experiencing unthinkable devastation as the fires continue to spread through our neighborhoods, impacting lives and homes across Boulder County. 

We have heard from many of you, and we know many families that have lost their homes and many more are awaiting information about their homes. We are heartbroken by the loss, displacement, and ongoing tragedy that we are experiencing. 

Our thoughts are with everyone in our community and our first responders who are working tirelessly to contain the fire. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe during this time. 

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management said people who can offer shelter to offer displaced residents should sign up online to be a vetted host through the Airbnb Open Homes Program. The program will contact people if needed.

Donations of household goods should be brought to local non-profit thrift stores, according to the Boulder Office of Emergency Management.

If you lost or found a pet, a Facebook page called Boulder County Fire Lost and Found Pets has been created for people to share information. People are also offering to take in pets.

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