As snow blankets the burn area of the December 30 Marshall Fires, the work of piecing lives back together has transitioned from triage to long-term recovery. What has not changed is the ongoing support of the national and local community for fire victims as evidenced by charitable gifts to JEWISHcolorado’s Fire Relief Fund.
One family shared with JEWISHcolorado, “We ran for our lives without coats or shoes… We are deeply mourning the loss of our home, the stuff inside, financial security, and most of all, a community that we loved and considered family. We’re beyond sad, but also celebrating… The generosity, love, and support we’ve received has left us speechless and with hope for better days to come. With all our heart, thank you for helping us to rebuild our lives. It’s a process that will evolve over the months and years to come.”
Meanwhile, organizations that have been at the Disaster Assistance Center in Lafayette will continue to provide services at their traditional locations and online, and some are relocating their disaster assistance work to the Marshall Fire Donations and Resource Center at Flatirons Crossing Mall in Broomfield.
Visit Disaster Assistance Center Resources for a full list of all organizations that have been at the Disaster Assistance Center.