Fast-moving fires ravaged Boulder County, devastating 1,600 acres and destroying over 500 homes, and damaging hundreds more. The Marshall Fire has become the most destructive fire in Colorado history.
Thankfully, Excel Marketing Team’s Bruce Gebhart was far enough away from it but many of his and our friends have been affected. Bruce Gebhart has served the Colorado area since 1978. The entire Excel Marketing Team stands with him and the Boulder County community and has donated to the relief efforts. No one should have to ever lose their home but when tragedies such as this occur it’s important to stand together and support those who have lost. In that we are strong.
The Boulder County Commissioner made this statement on the Marshall Fire:
Where to donate
- The Boulder County Wildfire Fund is collecting donations for evacuees.
- The Colorado Preparedness and Response Network is collecting donations and listing ways to volunteer here.
- Community Foundation Boulder County is collecting donations through Colorado Gives.
- The Airbnb Open Homes Program vets potential hosts and connects them with people who are in need of shelter. Find out more about the program and how to host here.
- JEWISHColorado has set up a fund for those displaced by the fire. One-hundred percent of donations go to the victims.
- The American Red Cross of Colorado is at evacuation shelters. Donate to their efforts here.
- The Colorado Police Officers Foundation, the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police’s nonprofit foundation, has established a fund for law enforcement officers and their families who have been impacted by the wildfire. “Several officers responding to the fires lost their own homes while working to help evacuate community members and respond to this tragedy. The exact number of law enforcement officers who have been impacted is still being assessed; however, one officer responding to the fires told state FOP President Steve Schulz and National FOP Trustee Rob Pride that he literally lost everything except the uniform he was wearing,” the foundation said in a statement.
- Donate to the Human Society of Boulder Valley here.
Where to find the most current updates
Follow the latest information from the Boulder Office of Emergency Management here.
About the Photo
A line of flames is visible inside a residential subdivision in the Superior area. Taken Thursday, December 30, 2022 by Hart Van Denburg – CPR News