In Boulder County, Colorado, the Marshall Fire was one of two blazes that started Thursday morning. Drought parched lands and strong winds contributed to the rapid acceleration of the fire traveling “down a football field in a matter of seconds,” Gov. Jared Polis said in a Thursday news conference. Since Dec 30, 2021, 6,219 acres have burned destroying more than 991 homes and structures and damaging another 127 structures.
CERF+ is monitoring the situation and is prepared to respond to any requests for emergency financial assistance from eligible artists who work in craft disciplines. If you are a materials-based artist or artisan impacted by the fire, please visit our recovery resources and submit an inquiry for our emergency relief program. We are here for you and can help guide you through the application process.
This is a particularly stressful situation for all residents affected by this fire. We encourage anyone personally affected to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.