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October 13, 2023

Volunteers help repair manufactured homes

The high winds of the Marshall Fire and Straight Line Winds disaster damaged over 400 manufactured homes throughout Boulder County leaving many of them uninhabitable or severely damaged, leaking and exposed to the elements and natural forces.

Marshall ROC, together with 40 volunteers from Mennonite Disaster Services and the Amish Communities of Colorado, helped repair 20 homes in the Sans Souci and Table Mesa manufactured home communities Oct. 4-5. Volunteers repaired and replaced roofs, skirting and windows, and installed insulation to help secure the homes from additional wind and water damage, and to help keep residents dry and safe. Supplies were primarily purchased with grant funds from MROC, with additional funds from the City of Boulder and Boulder County's Office of Sustainability Climate Action and Resilience (OSCAR). The coordination for this project was led by MROC, with support from City of Boulder, OSCAR, and Mennonite Disaster Services. Boulder County worked to support the planning, permitting and disaster recovery efforts. Recovery Navigators from Lutheran Family Services, United Methodist Committee on Relief and Boulder County Community liaisons worked with homeowners to help determine the repairs needed.