December 8, 2023
Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter – Dec. 8, 2023
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Town of Superior hosts second Marshall Fire Solidarity Breakfast on Dec. 30
The Town of Superior will host the second Marshall Fire Solidarity Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 30, from 8-10 a.m. at the Superior Community Center,1500 Coalton Road.
As we continue to recover and rebuild from the Marshall Fire, we invite all community members in Louisville, Superior and unincorporated Boulder County who have been affected to gather in solidarity at the Marshall Fire Solidarity Breakfast.
This casual, open-house style event will feature light breakfast offerings, acoustic music and mental health resources.
This event is closed to the media in order to provide a safe space for support, conversation and continued healing.
Boulder County’s Wildfire Partners expands services to east county residents
Boulder County’s Wildfire Partners announces a significant expansion of its mission with wildfire mitigation support now available to east Boulder County residents.
The wildfire mitigation program is now resourced to engage communities county-wide in collaboration with community members, fire departments, and municipal agencies. Previously Wildfire Partners’ mitigation program and services were available only to foothills and mountains residents. Learn more about the mitigation expansion and how you can attend an information session for more details.
Community Foundation Boulder County launches Housing Support Program for Marshall Fire survivors
Community Foundation Boulder County announces the creation of a Housing Support Program, continuing its commitment to meeting the ongoing and evolving needs of those affected by the Marshall Fire. The Housing Support Program will offer up to $5 million in support for qualifying households that are currently or will soon experience financial hardship due to the sunsetting of Additional Living Expense (ALE) insurance. Two years after the Marshall Fire damaged or destroyed over one thousand homes in Boulder County, many of those still in recovery are finding their ALE is set to end in December 2023. The Housing Support Program is supported by the community foundation’s Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Learn more about obtaining housing support.
'It's been a long haul': Mental health part of rebuild for Marshall Fire survivors (9News story)
The holiday season can be a sensitive, and often difficult, time for Marshall Fire survivors.
December marks two years since the fire, and so many families haven’t returned home. Many continue to navigate the process of rebuilding – often describing it as a “full-time job” on top of their actual full-time jobs. And then there is the trauma and loss, now so closely associated with this time of year. View the 9News story.
Marshall Fire recovery navigation services to end March 2024
The Navigating Disaster Program plans to conclude its in-person services in March 2024. Survivors just starting their recovery/rebuilding process or those who would like additional in-person one-on-one support are encouraged to reach out to the Navigating Disaster program as soon as possible to allow enough time to receive the recovery support needed. Read more about recovery assistance.
Neguse, Bennet and Hickenlooper welcome over $9 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law to advance wildfire resilience in Colorado
Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus, and Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper announced that throughout Fiscal Year 2023, the Department of the Interior has invested over $9.3 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to advance wildfire resilience work and support fuels management projects in Colorado. The projects, which took place on 31,958 acres of land across the state, included improvements for infrastructure resilience, wildfire prevention, and forest health, as well as investments in fuels management, post-fire restoration, and fire science. Read more about wildfire resilience investments in Colorado.
Take the Marshall Fire two-year survey
The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) is asking Marshall Fire survivors to take a moment to complete a short Marshall Fire two-year survey conducted by the nonprofit United Policyholders in partnership with the DOI. The purpose of this survey is to track progress and problems, while gathering data on insurance and wildfire recovery. This is a follow-up to the 6-and-12-month surveys previously sent by United Policyholders. The data collected helps support the community throughout the long-term recovery and informs and advances post-disaster advocacy work. Take the survey now.
Holiday Cookie Decorating (Sign up)Dec. 9 – (four 45-minute sessions available at 9, 10 ,11 a.m. and noon)Marshall ROC, 357 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 115, Louisville
Wildfire Partners Community Mitigation Planning Information SessionTuesday Dec. 12 | 5-6 p.m.Zoom registration required
Survivor to Survivor ForumTuesday, Dec. 19 | 8 p.m.Zoom registration required
Marshall Fire Solidarity BreakfastSaturday, Dec. 30 | 8-10 a.m.Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road
Marshall Together Hugs and Brews FestSaturday, Dec. 30 | 3-5 p.m.Bambei Brewing, 100 Superior Plaza Way Suite 102, SuperiorRSVP requested
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, email@example.com