Marshall Fire Impact Relief
Earlier this month, hundreds of homes were destroyed by the Marshall Fire in Superior, Colorado and the surrounding areas. These are practically our neighbors just outside of suburban Denver, and many of us know someone impacted by this disaster.
For the last several weeks, We have been partnering with The Well Church in Boulder support those who lost homes. Here's how you can jump in!
Through the end of March:
Bring new or used clothing to the Park Church building on Sundays and look for the clothing drive drop-off box in the gallery. New clothing is an additional blessing, and can bring a level of dignity to those impacted by this disaster.
While clothing is the main focus, if there's something else you'd like to donate to help individuals and families who lost homes, we want to help facilitate that as well. If your donation is a home good like baby supplies or house wares, you may be able to leave those things at the donation box in the gallery. If the donation is larger (like furniture, etc), please contact us to discuss the best hand-off plan.
Ongoing Support Efforts:
As another way to help those who lost their homes, we're also joining the The Well church in Boulder to provide the following for their coordinated, on-the-ground relief efforts:
- E-Gift cards for food and basic supplies. These are convenient for recipients and easy for The Well to distribute. Purchase e-gift cards from Target, Wal Mart, King Soopers, and/or Amazon and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Info on short or long-term housing opportunities at free or discounted costs. Whether you can offer temporary housing, know of someone who can, or have information on another housing opportunity, please pass that along to email@example.com so they can index those contacts for people who need it.
A Resource for Helping Friends
Lastly, we wanted to share a helpful article by Carolynn Spezza, a woman whose family lost their home to a California wildfire in 2015: How to Help a Friend Who Lost Their Home in a Fire. Although her experience was many years ago and in a different state, her perspective is very practical as someone who has been on the receiving end of help during a disaster like this. (Note: this article will open in a website that is unrelated to Park Church.)