Free Sifting Service

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Free Sifting Service

Residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged by the fire are eligible to sign up for a free sifting service offered by two vetted organizations, Southern Baptist and the Samaritan’s Purse.

How does the sifting service work?
These two non-profit organizations provide emergency aid to victims of wildfires, assisting residents in sifting through the ashes of their homes for any personal belongings. To sign up for the service, residents should visit the Disaster Assistance Center (open 7 days a week, 9 am-7 pm at 1755 S. Public Road, Lafayette). Once a resident signs up, the organization will contact them to begin the work. These organizations have received placards/access cards to enter the burned area for those addresses for which they have resident approval.

Boulder County Public Health guidance on sifting
Sifting through ash carries health risks so it is suggested that residents sign up with the organizations above, who have experience in sifting through ash. Boulder County Public Health has issued public health guidance relating to sifting: Toxic, cancer-causing substances make recovering belongings dangerous

Is sifting different than debris removal?
Sifting is separate from the Boulder County, City of Louisville and Town of Superior’s three stage debris removal plan. Residents who participate in the free sifting service on their property will still be eligible for debris removal.

Helpful Links from the Town of Superior:
Marshall Fire Information
Marshall Fire Resources