Emergency Relief

Status: High Level Priority

On December 30th, 2021 an explosive, wind-driven fire spread across Boulder County, Colorado. Over 35,000 people were evacuated, almost 1,000 homes have been destroyed, and hundreds of businesses are in ashes due to the Marshall Fire — the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history. Many who have been evacuated will not have a home to return to once the fire is out and the dust has settled.

FEC United, in partnership with churches, nonprofit organizations, and community members will work to support the needs of the community as they emerge, no matter an individual’s vaccination status or political affiliation.

Thank you for supporting those facing hardship during this difficult time. Your support is greatly appreciated


*If you are an evacuee, please go to the Get Help page. 

How You Can Help

Below you’ll find more information on how you can help through offering goods, services, and monetary donations. Please review the following list of volunteer and donation request needs:

100% of the proceeds from your tax-deductible donation will go toward supporting evacuees during disaster relief efforts. 

To make a financial contributions, please visit fecunitedimpact.com/donate/marshall-fire

To find a Dropoff Location and a list of accepted items per location, please visit fecunited.com/relief/dropoffs

See Needed Items Below:
*Items in bold indicate an immediate or high priority need

Gift Cards (preferably local owned)

  • Store Gift Cards
  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Grocery Stores

Non-Perishable Food

  • Easy-to-eat and no-prep food required
  • Water
  • Granola Bars
  • Snack Mixes
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Fruit/Vegetables (canned/cup)
  • Nut Butters
  • Canned/Dried Beans, Peas, & Lentils
  • Canned Meat/Fish
  • Dry Pasta, Rice, and Other Grains
  • Oatmeal
  • Cold/Hot Cereal
  • Canned/Packaged Soup
  • Bread
  • Crackers
  • Juice
  • NO homemade or hot prepared meals.

Refrigerated or Frozen Food

  • Packaged frozen foods
  • Juice
  • Milk & Milk Alternatives

Baby Items

  • Baby Food
  • Baby Formula
  • Diapers
  • Training Pull-ups

Animal Items

  • Pet Food
  • Horse Feed

Blankets and Clothing

  • Blankets in GOOD condition only
  • Sleeping bags in GOOD condition only
  • Clothes in GOOD condition only (including NEW socks and underwear)

Toiletry Items

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hair Care Products (such as leave-in conditioners and style products for natural hair)
  • Brushes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Depends

Other Items

  • Space Heaters

Thank you for your generous donations. 

To become a relief volunteer or partner organization, please complete the form at fecunited.com/relief/volunteer

Please extend patience as we review each volunteer’s skill and availability,  organize assignments, and match volunteers with needs. We will contact you as soon a possible.

To become a Dropoff Location for donated physical goods, please complete the form at fecunited.com/relief/become-a-dropoff-location

View active Dropoff Location listings at fecunited.com/relief/dropoffs

To become an Accommodation Host, please complete the form:

Community Support

The FEC United community is working with volunteers to offer temporary shelter for all evacuees no matter their vaccination status or political affiliation.

Relief donations may be available for guests during their stay.

Get Help

If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your home, FEC United may be able to help.

The FEC United community are here to help you no matter your vaccination status or political affiliation.

You are not alone!



100% of the proceeds from your tax-deductible donation will go toward supporting evacuees during our disaster relief efforts. 

Donations of goods and services are also welcome at participating Dropoff locations. 

Make a donation.


Volunteers are needed to offer temporary shelter to evacuees, boarding for animals, and haul items to needed locations for evacuees and emergency service workers.

Become a Dropoff Location, an Accommodation Host, or Relief Volunteer.