Last week, high winds rapidly spread two wildfires in Boulder and Broomfield Counties, destroying hundreds of homes and severely impacting part of Colorado’s Front Range. As our community reels from the devastation, SWCA is pulling together to support our friends, family, and neighbors.
Please find resources below to support fire relief and recovery efforts.
Community Foundation Boulder County - The Community Foundation is an established organization that works in partnership with government and nonprofits to support the needs of the community as they emerge. Click here to donate directly to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund.
Boulder Office of Emergency Management - Offer donations of goods or services only (examples: physical materials, food, water, and health/mental health services)
YMCA of Northern Colorado - YMCA of Northern Colorado is also accepting donations (blankets, pillows, dog and cat food) at their location at 2800 Dagny Way in Lafayette. Please follow their updates for what supplies are needed here.
A Precious Child - Needed donations include New: Hygiene Items, Socks (Men, Women, Children), Underwear (Men, Women, Children); New or Gently Used: Blankets, Towels, Coats, Shoes. Donation drop-offs are accepted at 7051 W 118th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020 beginning Monday, January 3rd at 9:00AM and remaining open Monday – Friday from 9:00AM-5:00PM.
Sister Carmen Community Center - Donations help thousands of vulnerable members of our community access critical resources such as food, clothing, utilities, and housing assistance.
The Emergency Family Assistance Association accepts food and cash donations for families in Boulder experiencing poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity.
Jewish Colorado is assisting organizations serving those in need via online donations. All contributions go directly to relief efforts in Boulder County.
The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is donating pet food and supplies to families in need. You can directly donate money for supplies here.
- SWCA Employee GoFundMe - Funds contributed will go to help SWCA families directly affected by the fires and to local relief organizations involved in recovery operations and ongoing needs in the community.
- Colorado Responds – A statewide disaster response initiative to contribute your resources or talents. Register as a volunteer or neighborhood team leader, service provider, emergency manager, and more.
- Salvation Army – Volunteers needed to provide meals to evacuees and first responders.
A Precious Child - Volunteer in the APC Donation Center - “Assist in our Donation Center to process the in-kind items such as clothing, hygiene products, linens, and other essentials that have been contributed by community members to support the families impacted by the fires.”
Volunteer in the APC Resource Center - “Warmly welcome families that had to evacuate during the fires. They will be able to access our Resource Center, which is set up like a retail store where families can access clothing and other essentials free of charge. As a volunteer, you’ll be assisting these clients during their shopping visits, replenishing and organizing areas throughout the store, and assisting with check-out.”
Updated 1/13/22 9:00AM MST