arc Thrift Fire Resource

“If you have been impacted by the Marshall fire, we’re here to help. Clothes, blankets, warm coats, items for your home, your children, pets, or vouchers for shopping at our stores…whatever you need to get you through this difficult time. Please send an email to to make a request.”

Generosity Sparked: The Arc Community Comes Together for Fire Disaster Relief

Arc Thrift Stores and The Arc chapters are coming together to support relief efforts being spearheaded by numerous groups in the County.   Arc Thrift has made a pledge to donate considerable financial resources and needed items from its stores.  In addition, they have already given out thousands of dollars of arc Thrift Stores vouchers to relief organizations who are helping individuals get back on their feet.  Chapters of The Arc are making donations to an Emergency Relief Fund at the ACL Boulder (the Boulder County chapter of The Arc) to ensure that individuals with IDD and their families affected by this disaster can get the specific support they need.

If you would like to contribute to the relief effort for our neighbors, please consider donating.

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