Dear FRCC Community,
We start this new year with a heavy heart, knowing that some FRCC students and employees lost their homes in the fires in Superior and Louisville—and that others, whose homes were spared, are still evacuated or without heat. The scale of this destruction in the heart of one of the counties we serve is almost unimaginable.
My heart goes out to all whose homes were lost. Homes are so much more than physical structures—they hold memories of important moments in our lives and are often the place where we express our creativity and dreams. These fires moved so fast that many people had to leave with almost no notice, without time to gather the personal treasures that their homes contained.
As a college, we will do all that we can to support the members of our community who have been affected. The FRCC Foundation has established an emergency fund to support students and employees who were affected by the fire. If you (or anyone you know) need assistance because of the fires, please email Ryan McCoy, the foundation’s executive director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other key resources in our community include:
Some of you have asked if you can make donations to support students and staff. If you would like to donate to the FRCC Foundation’s emergency fund, you can donate here.
Below my signature is a list of other potential resources for anyone impacted by the fires. Please share with anyone who it may help.
In these challenging times, I appreciate the supportive community that is FRCC and I thank all of you who have already reached out to your colleagues—or to me—to offer assistance. I wish everyone in our community the best in 2022.
Boulder County Fire Resources
- Updates on evacuation centers
- Red Cross of Colorado
- Emergency financial assistance application form
- Sister Carmen Community Center can be contacted directly at 303-665-4342.
- Fund for Colorado Buffalo Alumni Athletes and their Families can be contacted directly at email@example.com .
- Boulder Community Foundation has established a fund for fire victims
Home and Property Damage Resources:
- Resources, instructions and guides on how to navigate insurance and property loss
- Facebook group making “sifter boxes” to help people who lost their homes sift through the rubble for valuables
- Safety tips and information for cleaning up after a fire
- Spreadsheet of people offering and asking for mutual aid, can be contacted directly. (Mostly temporary places to stay.)
- Reddit thread of people offering rides, food and places for people and pets to stay temporarily
- Sign up for trauma informed counseling for Boulder Valley School District students
- Colorado Crisis Services: Hotline number is 1-844-493-8255