Supporting our CO neighbors
Our hearts and prayers go out to our neighbors in Louisville and Superior who lost their homes and pets during the Marshall Creek fire last week. If you would like to support displaced families during this difficult time, here are a few ways you can help. We have tracked their shifting needs over the past week. These are their most recent requests.
Donate gift cards. Thanks to the generosity of so many Coloradans, displaced families have plenty of food and clothing. What they need now are gift cards for purchasing other important items. Sister Carmen’s, an important East Boulder County resource for those in need, is accepting VISA, Target, Costco, and grocery store gift cards. You may deliver them directly to Sister Carmen’s Community Center (near Baseline and Highway 287, behind Chili’s and Walmart) or donate online.
Donate money. There are several other legitimate programs accepting monetary donations to help wildfire victims:
- Community Foundation Boulder County They are working closely with local government and nonprofits to coordinate, align resources, and fill gaps to support those most impacted by the wildfires.
- Colorado Gives A local fundraising page created through the collaboration of the American Red Cross and the Community Foundation.
Host a family. If you have a rental home or extra space in your own home and would like to host a displaced family, sign up to be a vetted host on Airbnb through their Open Homes Program.
Reunite pets with their owners. In the chaos of the fires, beloved dogs, cats, horses and other pets have gone missing. If in your Boulder County travels or hikes you find a lost pet, please fill out a Humane Society of Boulder Valley Found Report and post info on these Facebook groups: Boulder County Fire Lost & Found Pets and Horse Evacuation Boulder Fort Collins Fire.
Volunteer. If you prefer to donate your time, sign up to volunteer through Colorado Responds.
Share with neighbors. If there are other, legitimate programs or fundraisers working to support those affected by the Marshall Creek Fire that you’d like to share with your Baseline neighbors, we encourage you to join our newly formed Baseline: Community Life Facebook group (a private group for Baseline residents). This is a place where you can connect with neighbors, as well as view current community news and events.