(Louisville, CO 10.26.2022) The Marshall ROC – Marshall Fire Recovery Center located at 357 McCaslin Blvd Suite 115-B in Louisville, CO is hosting a community open house and grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1-4 p.m. Join us at the open house to learn more about the various activities and resources that will be available when the Marshall Fire Recovery Center officially opens on October 31. The ribbon cutting will be held at 1:30 p.m. and many of the Marshall Fire community organizations will also be on hand to share updates about their ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts.
The MROC Marshall Fire Recovery Center is a centralized location dedicated to expediting the access and delivery of disaster related support, services and resources to fire survivors in Superior, Louisville and Unincorporated Boulder County as they navigate the complexity of their recovery. “We are excited to see this multi-organizational effort come together to help restore our community and support our neighbors as they continue to recover and rebuild their lives from the devastating fire,” said Ben Edelstein, Marshall ROC Board of Directors Co-Chair.
The Marshall Fire Recovery Center will house the Marshall ROC office and provide spaces for mental health, rebuilding and technical programs, and the network of professionals who are all helping to support the impacted community as well as to facilitate coordination and collaboration among local, national and governmental organizations. The Navigating Disaster for Boulder County program, operated by Lutheran Family Services – Rocky Mountains, will also be located at the Center. Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFSRM) is a non-profit human service agency that has implemented broad-based disaster recovery efforts to those affected by fires and other disasters in Colorado since 1997. The Navigating Disaster Program is funded by Boulder County and the BOCO Community Foundation.
“We are so grateful for the financial contributions from The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) Colorado Wildfire Fire Recovery Fund), Colorado 211-United Way, Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, Ascent Church, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Tebo Properties and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), who are all supporting the Center in collaboration with Marshall ROC,” said Jeri Curry, Marshall ROC Board of Directors Co-Chair. “We also appreciate the in-kind contributions from the University of Colorado Boulder Property Services Division and A Precious Child who helped us outfit all of the offices and the conference rooms with furniture and Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, Crisis Cleanup, and Voltage who collectively supported the technology equipment, the Marshall ROC website and logo design. We also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Stephen Tebo for helping to provide the Recovery Center space, as well as the locations for many of the organizations supporting the Marshall Fire recovery and rebuilding efforts.”
Marshall ROC – Restoring Our Community, is a coalition of organizations, funders, volunteers, and government agencies bound together by a common interest – helping our neighbors, particularly those who are most in need. Marshall ROC was formed in January 2022 and is led by its members in collaboration with government representatives. The mission of Marshall ROC is to support and empower individuals and households affected by the Marshall Fire and windstorm to lead their own recoveries by identifying needs and coordinating assistance on their behalf. Marshall ROC is structured as a Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG), which is a nationally recognized, tried-and-true method for coordinating limited money, muscle, and materials among multiple organizations, on behalf of individuals and communities impacted by disaster. For more information please contact email@example.com or Jeri Curry @571.437.3906