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April 21, 2023

Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter – April 21, 2023

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Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter

View the Community Foundation Town Hall recording regarding the Wildfire Fund

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Last week, Community Foundation Boulder County CEO Tatiana Hernandez held a town hall to provide an update to Marshall Fire survivors on the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Hernandez was joined by Megan Ferguson of the Impact Development Fund. The town hall was followed by Q&A. If you were unable to attend a recording of the meeting is now available. Learn more about applying for rebuilding and unmet needs grants.


Small Business Grant webinar recording now available; apply by April 28

Marshall Fire Grant - Do You Qualify?

The Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Boulder County held a webinar earlier this week for small businesses that were impacted by the Marshall Fire to learn more about the small business grant and to find out if they quality. Boulder County Assistant County Administrator, Yvette Bowden, and Colorado Enterprise Fund Business Navigator, Lorri Flint, guided attendees through the application process, and provided tips and strategies to submit a successful application. Dan King from Boulder SBDC moderated the conversation, which was followed by questions from those attending. Please view a recording of the webinar.

Be sure to apply for the grant by Friday, April 28.


March recovery navigation services report posted

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Recovery Navigators began helping property owners on July 25, 2022 who were impacted by the Marshall Fire and Straight-Line Wind Event. To keep the community in the loop about the progress of the program, monthly reports are posted on the Navigating Disaster website. The January report is currently posted. The monthly reports share information including service stats, major activities/accomplishments, barriers/challenges, lessons learned and future activities. View the March report.


Take advantage of home equipment discounts

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Generous companies have reached out to support residents in rebuilding high-performance homes after the Marshall Fire. Discounts are available on:

Heating and cooling equipment
Solar
Appliances
Furniture
and more

Be sure to make your builder aware of these discounts.


Resilient Families Academy starts April 25

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Join Jewish Family Services (JFS) and Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience for a virtual seven-week group for both parents/caregivers and their children who want to learn more about ways to build family resilience after experiencing trauma.

Topics include:

Resiliency and characteristics of resilient families
Trauma and its impact on families, parenting, and child development
Emotions and how to manage them
Parenting skills
Boundaries and privacy in families
Characteristics of healthy families
Communication skills

Meet for two hours on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. for seven weeks, April 25 to June 6.Register now


Processing groups help individuals express their emotions from difficult experiences

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Virtual process groups are taking place on Mondays, from 6-7 p.m. to allow individuals to share their experiences and express emotions with others and a trained therapist. They provide a unique space to deepen perspectives, receive support, and gain feedback from peers. Process groups offer group members a chance to connect with their peers to process, cope, and grow from difficult experiences. Groups are for those impacted by the Marshall Fire. Groups will be capped at 10 attendees per group.

Learn more and register


Upcoming Meetings/Events

Mental Health Support SessionsMondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. for seniorsThursdays, noon to 1 p.m. for parents (including childcare)Fridays, 1-2 p.m. for all community membersMarshall ROC Recovery Center, 357 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 115-B, Louisville.Mental Health Partners, in partnership with Colorado Spirit, offers free, drop-in group support sessions for those impacted by the Marshall Fire. No need to register.


A Community Celebration: A Time to Honor Those Who Make Superior Strong – our Superior Town staff, Superior Board of Trustees, and local businessesThursday, April 27 – 4-6 p.m.Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton RoadMore Details


Breakfast in the ParkSaturday, April 29 -10 a.m. to noonCommunity Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive, LouisvilleOpen to all residents impacted by the Marshall fire (and neighbors!). Come see your neighbors and community members as we make our way through the recovery process. Baked goods and hot and cold beverages will be served. Sponsored by Team Marshall with support from The Community Foundation. Organized by the City of Louisville and Marshall Together.RSVPs are not required but are highly encouraged.


Disaster Preparedness for the Equine CommunitySunday, April 30 – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Colorado Horse Rescue, 10386 North 65th Street LongmontLearn more


Ethan Allen Marshall Fire Furniture EventSunday, May 7, noon to 4 p.m.Giveaways, refreshments and complimentary design advise500 Marshall Road, SuperiorQuestions: 303-460-0694


2023 Disaster Education & Outreach Series: Protecting the Watershed & Water SourcesWednesday, May 10 – 6-8 p.m.Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road, or virtually via ZoomLearn more about the 2023 Disaster Education & Outreach Series

Recordings of Recent Meetings

April 4, 2023 – Pause and Action Community Grief and presentation slides

April 4, 2023 – DOLA Public Meeting on the Marshall Fire Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery Action Plan

View all Upcoming Meetings/Events and Recordings from Past Meetings/Events


Information/Resources

Rebuilding grant funds: fund guidelinesfund application

Unmet needs grant funds: fund guidelinesfund application

Mental Health Resources

Recovery Navigators

List of Builders

Rebates, Discounts, and Incentives

Boulder County Rebuilding Better

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The latest information and resources are located on the Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery website or contact Katie Arrington, Assistant Recovery Manager for Boulder County, karrington@bouldercounty.org