How to help the people affected by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County

BOULDER, Colorado – Nearly 600 homes are lost in the Marshall Fire in Boulder County and many of the approximately 35,000 evacuees will have no home to return to once the fire breaks out and the dust has clogged.

They’ll Need Help And Colorado has made many resources available to anyone who wants to help.

Donation place:

If you have a shelter to offer for displaced residents, please register to be a vetted host on and will be alerted through the Airbnb Open Homes Program if necessary and encourage donation of household items to local thrift stores,

If you’d like to make a cash donation instead, head to the Boulder Office of Emergency Management.

The Boulder County Community Foundation also accepts financial donations for those affected by the Marshall Fire. Click here to find out more.

The YMCA of Northern Colorado also accepts donations (blankets, pillows, dog and cat food) at its location at 2800 Dagny Way in Lafayette. Please follow their updates to find out what supplies are needed here.

You can also donate through the Denver7 Gives Fund. Simply click here and select “December Wildfires” in the dropdown menu below or by clicking on the image below. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the families affected by the wildfires.

Click here to go directly to the Denver7 Gives donation form and select a campaign

Affected Resources:

First, you can donate through the Boulder County Wildfire Community Fund, which the Boulder County Community Foundation activated this evening to help the more than 35,000 people forced to flee their homes due to the Marshall Fire.

Second, you can donate to the American Red Cross in Colorado, which has people willing to help with resources such as evacuation centers.

If you have an animal lost or missing in a Boulder County fire due to a Marshall Fire, you are asked to connect with the Fire County Fire Fire Fest Pets Facebook group.

For those who have farm animals, such as horses, I asked to contact this Facebook group so they can help you transport the horses.

Get emergency updates:

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management is the first place you’ll want to head if you or someone you know needs to get the latest updates about a Marshall Fire from Boulder County officials.

For those who prefer a phone number, you can call the Boulder County Emergency Call Center at (303) 413-7730 for the latest updates on evacuations, road closures, etc. Administrators ask that you not call 911 and that you instead use the call center number to get the latest information about the Marshall Fire.

Broomfield County residents can get updates regarding the Marshall Fire here.

You can also get help from the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management by clicking here.

If you have a family or friend at Centura Health, the hospital has set up a line for Patients and Aides at (303) 661-1848.

evacuation centers

  • YMCA of Northern Colorado: 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO 80026.
  • Rocky Mountain Christian Church: 9447 Niwot Rd, Niwot, CO 80503
  • N. Boulder Recording Center: 3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
  • Longmont Senior Center: 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont (not for overnight shelter)
  • For Animals: Jefferson County Fairgrounds: 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden
  • Mount Calvary Lutheran: 3485 Stanford CT, Boulder, CO 80305 [For those who have tested positive for COVID-19]
  • If you have COVID and must evacuate, please evacuate to the COVID Recovery Center at Calvary Lutheran Church, 3485 Stanford Ct, Boulder, CO

For more information about evacuation centers available for people affected by the Marshall Fire, click here.


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