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July 21, 2023

Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter – July 21, 2023

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Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter

Mitsubishi and Daikin heat pump giveaway

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Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC U.S. and Daikin Comfort Technologies N.A. are each giving away three heat pumps to be distributed to income-qualified families rebuilding homes lost to the Marshall Fire (six total). The application process for awarding the heat pumps to qualified residents will be administered by a committee of staff from Boulder County, City of Louisville, Town of Superior, Energy Outreach Colorado, and each respective heat pump manufacturer.  Learn more about the giveaway and apply by Aug. 7.


June 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 monthly reports share information including major activities & accomplishments, trends & concerns, programmatic challenges, future planning, client impact stories, and program data. View the June report.


Rebate incentive program updates

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Xcel Energy's rebate registration and claim forms have been updated and can be accessed here:

Rebate REGISTRATION forms -- these should be submitted when you send in permits
Rebate CLAIM forms -- these should be submitted when homes receive their certificate of occupancy -- not before.

Colorado Energy Office's forms have also been updated:

Rebate REGISTRATION Form should be submitted when you send in permits.
Rebate CLAIM Form - these should be submitted when homes receive their certificate of occupancy -- not before!

Please pay close attention to the program requirements listed on the forms


Mental health support continues

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Processing Groups

Thursdays in July – 5-6 p.m.
357 McCaslin Blvd, Suite 115b, Louisville
These groups 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.

Groups are also offered for children ages 7-11. These groups are facilitated by a licensed marriage and family therapist. Each group session will incorporate therapeutic art activities or games to support children with expressing and processing their feelings, interacting with peers, and learning new coping skills.
Learn more about the Processing Groups.

Group EMDR

Tuesday, July 25 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Thursdays, Aug. 17, 24, and 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
This 90 minute virtual group is designed to help increase your sense of balance, calm and ability to manage disturbing thoughts, feelings, and memories. You will be asked to draw and/or write phrases while practicing bi-lateral tapping techniques to support your nervous system to process your experiences. Learn more about Group EMDR and register.

Student Film "Family Through Fire" selected as quarterfinalist at SWIFF

Film student holding up sign that says "Family Through Fire" the name of their documentary

Three local film students attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington were selected as a quarterfinalists for their documentary "Family Through Fire." The film was chosen out of 13,800 submissions from 120 different countries to screen at the Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF). The documentary chronicles one of the student's family as they navigate the terror of fleeing their home as it succumbs to destruction in the Marshall Fire and the repair that followed. Find out more about this documentary produced by local students and Marshall Fire survivors.


Upcoming Meetings

Mortgage Information
Tuesday July 25 – 4-5 p.m.
Louisville Recreation Center, Hecla Room, 900 Via Appia Way
Are you experiencing issues with your mortgage servicer getting money released for your rebuild? Come talk with representatives from Fannie Mae about your experience.
Or join virually via Zoom


Fire Hardening
Tuesday July 25 – 5:30-7 p.m.
Louisville Recreation Center, Crown Room, 900 Via Appia Way
Come discuss your challenges with fire hardening and building back resilient with representatives from IBHS, Smart Home America, Fannie Mae, etc. Topics may include cost challenges, access to information, etc. Bring your questions about these topics for national experts who want to hear and learn from you.
Or join virtually via Zoom


Fire Hardening (for builder and residents)
Wednesday, July 26 – 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Marshall ROC Recovery Center, 357 McCaslin Blvd., Suite #115B, Louisville
This event is a smaller group meeting for builders and residents to meet with IBHS, Smart Home America, etc. to discuss fire hardening and resiliency. There are 30 tickets available for this event. If you or your builder is interested in attending please register.


Mental Health for Leaders After Disaster
Wednesday, July 26 – 2-4 p.m.
Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road


Wildfire Prepared Home Information & House Tour
Wednesday, July 26 – 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
944 Larkspur Lane, Louisville


Evacuation Lessons from Wildfires in Colorado
Wednesday, Aug. 2 – 5:30-7 p.m.
NCAR Mesa Lab and Online
FREE Registration

View all Meetings


Information/Resources

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