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Resources for Those Offering and Needing Fourmile Fire Help
If you need help     Uncoming Benefits and Events     If you want to offer assistance     To donate money

For those who need help:

A website is available with resources for those who need assistance: http://fourmilefirehelp.com/

Applications are now available for the Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund. Simple applications for individuals affected by the fire and seeking monetary assistance can begin the process NOW by downloading the PDF at www.commfound.org. Hard copies are also available at the Community Foundation offices, located at 1123 Spruce St in Boulder. For more information, please call 303-442-0436.

Boulder County residents affected by the Fourmile Fire can go to the victim assistance center at 3482 N. Broadway in Boulder to receive individual assistance as well as emergency financial assistance from the Red Cross. The Red Cross will assess each family's individual needs and provide assistance based on those needs.

Red Cross Emergency Financial assistance is available for residents whose homes have been listed as destroyed by the Office of Emergency Management. If your home is not yet on the list, we can begin the intake process and provide you with other resources, but wont be able to provide monetary assistance, also please check with your insurance agency if you have homeowners' insurance, as most insurance agencies will cover the majority of your basic need expenses while you are displaced due to the fire. Those affected are encouraged to call the Boulder County Community Services Call Center at 303-441-3560 to find out more about the services available.

The 4 Mile Community Store is a community driven nonprofit organization with its purpose to provide resources to families who have been affected by the Four Mile Canyon fire in Boulder, Colorado. The store has two locations: 2525 Arapahoe, next to Boulder Ski Deals, which provides clothing and other basics necessities, and 1904 Pearl St, which provides furniture and household goods. We receive donations of goods from the community which are made available to families and individuals who lost their homes to the fire. The store is 100% supported by volunteers at this time. http://www.4milestore.org/

County to open distribution center for residents impacted by the Fourmile Canyon wildfire
Residents in Boulder County who have been impacted by the fire are encouraged to stop by the Distribution Center to receive items that have been donated by the community. Donated items include clothing, bedding, housewares, household items, personal hygiene items, diapers, and other donated objects that may be of use to people displaced or affected by the fire. The Distribution Center, located in Boulder at 5395 Pearl Parkway (next to Sunbelt Rentals) will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Call 2-1-1 to inquire about donation needs or volunteer opportunities.

A list of informational resources for displaced individuals is posted online: www.bouldercounty.org/newsroom/articlefiles/2291-FourmileFirePublicInformationResourcesList.ver3.pdf

The official Boulder County donation drop-off site is at 3111 28th St. in Boulder. Community members can drop off donation items for Fourmile fire victims. The drop-off site will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice.

The following items will be accepted:
* Gently used children's clothes
* Size large adult clothing
* Unused personal hygiene items
* Adult and baby diapers
* School supplies
Please only bring items in the list above. NEW OR UNUSED CLOTHING ONLY, PLEASE. Home-canned or packed foods, perishable items, bottled water, heavily used or dirty clothes will NOT be accepted. Adventist Community Services is managing the donation site.

If you know of anyone who has lost a home, please let them know that Solar Village Homes is offering free ReBuilding consultations. As fellow neighbors, they'll explain the new Boulder County green and building codes, and the variety of options for rebuilding including their systems-built approach where they could be back in their home as soon as 3 months from now.
The Solar Village Team, Solar Village LLC
2795 Pearl Street, #200
Boulder, CO 80302
ph 303.247.9400

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Upcoming Events and Benefits

A huge ski & snowboard benefit sale for the victims of the Four Mile Canyon fire is going on Oct 22-24 at the corner of Pearl and 21st Streets. They have skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and accessories at savings of 40-70% on all you winter needs. Proceeds to benefit the Boulder Mountain Relief Fund and Gold Hill School PTO.

Ras Kassa's Ethiopian Restaurant will be holding a Halloween Party to Benefit the Boulder Mt. Fire Relief Fund, Sunday Oct. 31 from 5 to 10pm. There will be food, drinks, live African music and drumming. There will also be a costume party so come dressed in your best costume. There is a $15 suggested donation, all proceeds will go to the B.M.F.R. Fund. Ras Kassa's is located at 2111 30th St. in Boulder. For more information go to www.raskassas.com or call 303-447-2919. We hope to see you there!

Radiant Touch Boulder is a wellness spa in Boulder will donate proceeds from their Relaxation Massages to the Four Mile Fire Relief Fund as a way to contribute to the many people who lost their homes in the Four Mile Fire. Radiant Touch is located at 1120 Alpine Ave. Suite E.

Boulder held a parade on Sunday 9/19 to honor the firefighters who fought the Fourmile Fire for more than a week. Marchers included firefighters, police and sheriff's officers, volunteers, evacuees, and elected officials from Boulder and Boulder County, organizers said.
Read the story on the Daily Camera's site: http://www.dailycamera.com/fourmile-canyon-fire/ci_16118464

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For those who want to offer assistance:


The County Distribution Center, located in Boulder at 5395 Pearl Parkway (next to Sunbelt Rentals) is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. They currently need these items donated for fire victims:

The 4 Mile Community Store is a community driven nonprofit organization with its purpose to provide resources to families who have been affected by the Four Mile Canyon fire in Boulder, Colorado. We receive donations of goods from the community which are made available to families and individuals who lost their homes to the fire. The store is 100% supported by volunteers at this time.

The Store has provided a critical community service and is a resource the folks affected by the fire are counting on in a substantial way currently. This will taper off over the next several months, but can only continue with sufficient volunteer support.

We are seeking volunteers for multiple positions. Visit the website and check the 'Items Needed' page or the "How to Help" page to sign up to volunteer. We are in need of the following:
  • Organizers - Folks who can sort and organize donations as they come in, so that our shoppers have a pleasant experience and have high quality goods to choose from.
  • Shopping helpers - People who can stay very grounded with our friends and neighbors who have suffered a significant trauma, and can provide space and presence. Sorting and organizing also required.
  • Store "managers" - Must be able to commit to one or more opening or closing shift per week at one of the two locations, of at least 3 hours per shift. Should be able to direct volunteers, prioritize tasks in the store, answer many questions, interface with donors, and support shoppers as needed. This is the most needed and critical position at this time, to help keep the operation going and prevent founder burnout!

Downtown Boulder has compiled a comprehensive list of ways businesses and individuals can help with donations and financial assistance, and get information about the fire.

To volunteer to help, please visit the Volunteer Connection website at http://www.volunteerconnection.net/ or dial 211.

Please do not drop off donations at local fire facilities.

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To make a financial contribution:

Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund Established at The Community Foundation
Contributions will DIRECTLY support the Volunteer Fire Departments who worked the fire AND individuals & families who are in need of help! To donate online visit http://www.commfound.org, click Donate Now. Be sure to designate your gift to the Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund. Or write a check to "Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund" and mail it to The Community Foundations, 1123 Spruce St., Boulder CO 80302. For more information, or to make a gift involving a stock or wire transfer, please call 303-442-0436.

The Boulder County Firefighters Association has established a fund to benefit the volunteer firefighters who lost their homes in the Fourmile Fire. Anyone interested in contributing money to this worthwhile fund may stop in or send money to any 1st Bank in the Front Range and some mountain areas making their check out to the BCFFA. For information, email Brett Haberstick, fire marshal with the Sunshine Fire Protection District: sfpd.fireground***NO EMAIL ADDRESSES ALLOWED***gmail.com

Financial donations can be made directly to the Volunteer Fire Departments:
Four Mile Fire Department: Email Chief Bret Gibson or call (303) 444-0882 for more details.

Sunshine Fire Protection District: Tax deductible donations are always appreciated. Anyone donating money to the fire department will get a letter of thanks from the department as well as a record for tax purposes. Donation can be mailed to:

Sunshine FPD
311 County Road 83
Boulder, CO 80302

Gold Hill Fire Department:
Please call 303- 441-4444 or visit the website at http://www.goldhillfire.org

Ward/Indian Peaks Fire Department: please send all contributions directly to:
PO Box 218
Ward CO 80481

The Town Meeting of Gold Hill is set up to take donations via paypal. Please visit at http://goldhilltown.com/

To support the Colorado Mountain Ranch, please visit their Facebook Page or http://www.coloradomountainranch.com. Checks should be made out to Colorado Mountain Ranch and sent to:
10063 Gold Hill Road
Boulder, CO 80302

Please call the United Way Call Center at 211 for the most up-to-date information on donation needs.

Boulder-based Impact On Education is accepting direct cash donations, 100% of which will be used to help support the Gold Hill Elementary School families and staff impacted by the fire. Donations are accepted online at www.impactoneducation.org, by phone at 303-524-3865, or by mail to Impact On Education, 75 Manhattan Drive suite 205, Boulder CO 80303. Make sure you specify "Gold Hill Elementary School" when you donate.

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The links and telephone numbers provided here are for informational purposes only. KGNU is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. To add or update information on the page, please call KGNU at 303-449-4885, or email Joanne Cole or Evan Perkins.


Created:09/10/10, Modified:11/15/10, expires:11/14/10, priority:9