How you can help fire and shooting victims

List of metro area funds accepting donations to help those affected by devastating tragedies.

Bob Wooley
bwooley@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 1/12/22

The Marshall fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes, damaged more than 100 more and caused over $500 million in damages, making it the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history, according to Boulder County officials. At least one life was lost and seven commercial buildings were also claimed in the blaze.

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How you can help fire and shooting victims

List of metro area funds accepting donations to help those affected by devastating tragedies.

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The Marshall fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes, damaged more than 100 more and caused over $500 million in damages, making it the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history, according to Boulder County officials. At least one life was lost and seven commercial buildings were also claimed in the blaze.

In light of the historic level of devastation, several local funds have been set up to help victims of the tragedy:  

  • Community Foundation Boulder County, is collecting donations through Colorado Gives. Just go to coloradogives.org and click on “CO Fire Response.”
  • The American Red Cross is also accepting donations for fire relief. To donate, text REDCROSS to 90999, call 1-800-HELP-NOW or go to redcross.org/local/colorado.
  • The Salvation Army also is collecting donations. Visit salarmy.us/firerelief2022 or text FIRERELIEF to 51555. If you would like to mail a check, use the following address:

The Salvation Army Intermountain Division

PO Box 2369

Denver, CO 80201-2369

  • Jewish Colorado has set up a fund for those displaced by the fire. To donate, visit jewishcolorado.org/jewishcolorado-boulder-fire-relief-fund.
  • The Boulder County Wildfire Fund is collecting donations for residents impacted by the fires. Visit commfound.org and click on the yellow “GIVE” link at the top of the page.
  • To help our four-legged friends, Humane Society of Boulder Valley is currently accepting monetary donations through their Emergency Safety Net Fund. Visit boulderhumane.org and click on the red “Donate” tab at the top of the page.
  • Sister Carmen Community Center is accepting donations for victims of the Marshall fire. More details can be found by visiting sistercarmen.org.

Denver, Lakewood shootings

The Colorado Healing Fund is collection donations to assist victims of the Dec. 29, Denver and Lakewood shootings that claimed the lives of five individuals and injured several others. Visit coloradogives.org/COHealingFund to help.

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