Marshall Fire Community Updates
Coordinated debris removal begins Today, April 18, 2022 
We have waited a long time for this day, and will be celebrating this important milestone towards the fire recovery!
“Where do You Live?” Questionnaire
Reminder for folks to answer four short questions indicating city and neighborhood of residence. Please complete the questionnaire here (it takes 2 minutes!)
Neguse, Hickenlooper, Bennet and Cabinet members visiting the area
On Monday, April 11th, Senators Hickenlooper and Bennett toured the wildfire-impacted area, along with Rep Neguse and the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture. 
Roundtable with Senator Hickenlooper
Senator Hickenlooper’s office reached out to us and asked to meet 8-12 fire survivors that could speak to the challenges we are facing as a community. We put together a panel of liaisons from across the burn area, including people with total loss, partial loss, and renters. That group researched and prepared a long list of issues to discuss. It went like this: we talked and Hickenlooper listened. We proposed a few new ideas for the federal government to take on, but didn’t get much traction there. However, it was weirdly therapeutic to have a senator hear us out. Hickenlooper is definitely working on the threat of increased fires in the western US.
It is our hope that our elected officials will not just attend to our recovery after this fire, but that they will also help us leverage the Marshall Fire disaster to make our community and others more ready for what the future brings.
Roundtable with Senator Bennet
This Tuesday Senator Bennet will be visiting with the Mayors of Superior, Louisville, fire survivors invited by the mayors, and at least one member of the Marshall Together Board.
501©3 Status
Marshall Together has been granted 501©3 status by the IRS. 
Thanks to a generous donation from Ascent Community Church, ECHO is offering a free legal clinic for survivors of the Marshall Fire who require assistance with landlord-tenant relations, housing, insurance, or deceptive trade practices.
Morale Subcommittee
Marshall Together is working on proposals to support events/morale boosting activities for fire survivors. This money will be available to support activities across all three jurisdictions of the burn area. Please let us know if you or anyone you know is interested in helping plan events, and stay tuned for updates.
Insurance coverage concerns for building to IEC 2021 codes
On April 5, 2022, the Louisville City Council approved an ordinance that allows for survivors of the Marshall Fire to opt out of the IEC 2021 code and build to the 2018 code instead. The opt out language has raised concerns about whether those with adequate O&L to still be able to use their coverage to build to the 2021 code. Has your insurer refused to let you apply your O&L coverage towards the 2021 code? If so, please respond to this email.
Free and Donated Items
There are many organizations that are donating in kind items to our community. Please take advantage of these! 
Sister Carmen - Support for food, gift cards, medical expenses
Babysitters of Boulder - 25 hours of free babysitting for Marshall Fire families with support from Sister Carmen. Apply through the system and mention in your family profile that you're a survivor family.
Hapa Sushi - Hapa Sushi has been generously giving fire-affected families a $100 gift card every month until June!
The Denver Botanic Gardens -  4,000 tickets for those impacted by the Marshall Fire. The code can be used for any non-member general admission ticket to the York Street location. The code will expire on September 6, 2022.
Denver Art Museum - Offering free admissions to Marshall Together members through Labor Day
Denver Zoo Membership - Offering free family membership for one year
NW Parkway Toll Relief program - $100,000 in toll relief available for Marshall Fire survivors
Denver Museum of Nature & Science is offering free admission to individuals and families from the evacuated areas. Valid ID with address in those areas required for entry.
Red links = private links that are connected to our Slack. If you're a survivor and don't have access, please respond to this email with your fire impacted address.

What's on your mind?
If you have any questions or concerns on your mind, we'd like to hear from you. Please complete this short survey so we can surface them.
Having trouble joining our Slack community? If you're a Fire survivor, please hit reply to this email with your fire impacted home address and we'll invite you to join.
Until we all get home
Marshall Together Team