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WILDFIRE INFORMATION AND DONATIONS
Marshall Fire and Middle Fork Fire in Boulder County
We have published a post on our website with how best find the latest emergency information related to the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, including evacuations, shelters, and road closures.
- For emergency information, visit the website for the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
- For donations, the Boulder OEM recommends donating to the Red Cross or the Boulder County Community Foundation.
Shooting and Community Violence Resources
Colorado School Safety Resource Center
Colorado Healing Fund
In the aftermath of mass violence, victims need immediate and long-term support. Colorado Healing Fund (CHF) provides a secure way to donate to victims of these tragedies. We work with victim service partners to identify victim needs and fill the gaps in financial resources. 5% of each donation supports CHF administration.
Support for Victims of the Denver/Lakewood Shootings
If you want to support the families of victims of the tragic December 2021 shootings in Denver and Lakewood, GoFundMe pages have been set up in honor of some of the victims.
- Alicia Cardenas, muralist and owner of the Sol Tribe Tattoo Shop in Denver. This GoFundMe page helps support her 12-year-old daughter.
- Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado also worked at Sol Tribe. She was killed, and her husband Jimmy Maldonado was also shot. A GoFundMe page was created to help support the family and couple’s son.
- Sarah Steck was killed while working at Hyatt Place in Lakewood. A GoFundMe page was set up to help support her family with unexpected costs.
- Danny Scofield, a tattoo artist at Lucky 13 in Lakewood, was also killed. Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to support his family, including his sister and three children.
More information and resources will be provided on this page as they become available.
Colorado Department of Human Services
All area food banks are facing increased demand and are in need of both cash donations and volunteer help in order to maintain services.
- Statewide: FoodPantries.org
- Larimer County:
Food Bank for Larimer County
Loveland Community Kitchen
Loveland Rotary KidsPak
- Weld County: Weld Food Bank
- Boulder & Broomfield: Community Food Share
- Steamboat Springs: LiftUp Routt County
- Summit County
Family and Intercultural Resource Center
Summit County Food Assistance Program
Dilon Church Food Pantry
- Denver Metro: Food Bank of the Rockies
- Adams County: Adams County Foodbank
Erie Community Food Bank
North Denver Cares Food Pantry
- Other Areas
LiftUp Routt County
Family and Intercultural Resource Center
Mental Health Resources
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline
- Larimer County: Summit Stone Health Partners
- Greeley, Windsor, Ft Lupton: North Range Behavioral Health
- Denver: Denver Health
- Boulder: Boulder Community Health
- Steamboat: Northwest Colorado Health
Area Blood Banks
Restrictions on large gatherings are forcing cancellations of community blood drives, the largest source of blood donations. The FDA has declared that donating and receiving blood is safe as long as proper precautions are taken. Donations are being accepted at these locations:
- Garth Englund Blood Center (Fort Collins-Loveland-Greeley)
- Vitalant (statewide)
- Children’s Hospital Colorado
United Way of Weld County has information and a list of important resources and has partnered with Weld Community Foundation to introduce the Weld Recovers Fund: COVID-19 Relief to provide financial resources to charitable organizations in the Weld County area that are involved in supporting populations that have been affected by the outbreak.
United Way of Larimer County has a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities and resources available, and in partnership with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has announced the Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund to assist those already struggling as a result of new public health-related policies that affect local families’ ability to maintain financial stability.
Northern Colorado United Ways:
- Mile High United Way (Foothills)
- Mile High United Way, Inc.
- United Way of Larimer County, Inc.
- United Way of Weld County
Here are links to other United Ways in your Colorado area:
- Moffat County United Way
- Pikes Peak United Way
- Pueblo County United Way, Inc.
- Routt County United Way
- United Way Battlement to the Bells
- United Way of Eagle River Valley
- United Way of Mesa County
- United Way of Morgan County, Inc.
- United Way of Southwest Colorado
Pet and Farm Food Assistance
- 4 Paws Pet Food Pantry, Fort Collins
- Elder Pet Care, Fort Collins
- Animal Friends Alliance, Fort Collins
- Colorado Pet Pantry
- League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS)
- Mile High Rescue, Centennial
- Colorado Horse Rescue
Comprehensive Pet Assistance Resources
- Pets Forever Program at CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital (multiple resources, including food), Fort Collins
Low-Cost Veterinary Care and Veterinary Care Assistance
- Max Fund Wellness Center, Denver
- The Cartwright Foundation, Denver/Northern Colorado
- LAPS, Summit County
General Assistance resources
- Housing Resources: The Arc Of Larimer County
- General Help, searchable by zip code
- Veterans Assistance Programs
- Housing Assistance: Neighbor To Neighbor, Fort Collins/Loveland
- Food assistance for seniors
- Colorado Assistance: Rent, food, medical help, and more
- Statewide Food Bank network
Help For Musicians And Artists
Beats By Girls Fort Collins
The Beats by Girlz Fort Collins: Virtual Music Production Program is a 10-week beginner’s virtual music production program using Soundtrap, an up-and-coming online music studio. Scholarships are available.
Bonfils–Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation considers grants to support innovation and artist leadership.
Rocky Mountain Music Relief
Help feed hungry musicians and their families with a donation.
General Ways To Help
Support Local Businesses: Many restaurants remain open for takeout and delivery, and some local stores are offering curbside service or delivery. And buying gift certificates online when possible also helps provide much-needed cash during forced closures.
If you have an appointment with a service provider that must be canceled (house cleaner, hairdresser, etc) that you’ve already budgeted for, consider paying them anyway.
Support Local Arts Organizations: Cancelled performances are taking much-needed income from local performing arts non-profits. If you bought tickets to a local theater performance, symphony concert, or similar event, consider donating any refund to the organization.
Support Local Artists and Venues: Cancelled performances are also impacting venues and artists. Many shows will be rescheduled, so don’t ask for refunds. Just hold on to purchased tickets until the new date.
Many local bands are performing live-streamed shows to support themselves. Follow them on social media to stay up to date, and buying merch from their website is always a good way to help.
Create a household plan of action in case anyone in your family becomes sick. The CDC has recommendations.
Reach out to friends, family, and neighbors who might be high-risk (especially the elderly or immunocompromised) to offer to grocery shop, pick up medicine, or other essentials. Even just a phone call to check in on them can help them through lonely and scary times.
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