On December 30th, our community experienced the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history. Over 1,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in the fire, including homes of CU students, faculty, staff, and very dear members of our advising and coaching community. Many others were left without heat, internet, and other utilities.
You have likely all seen emails with information on fire resources offered through the university and through Boulder County (in English and Spanish). You likely are also wondering how you can support those in need. Below is a not-at-all exhaustive list of ways that you can contribute time, funding, and other resources to help our impacted students, friends, families, and community members:
- Volunteer or donate food and personal care items to the Buff Pantry
- Donate toys, puzzles, books, and games to CU Science Discovery’s Toy Drive
- Provide financial contributions to organizations such as Colorado Responds, BVSD’s Impact on Education, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, and the Boulder County Wildfire Fund
To those of you impacted by the Marshall Fire, please know that we are thinking of you and are here to support you in any way we can.