Resource Central provides free tool rentals, building materials to help families impacted by Marshall Fire

BOULDER – Resource Central, a conservation-focused nonprofit, is providing free tool rentals and $100 worth of building materials for free to neighbors whose homes were damaged by the Marshall Fire.

People with extra building materials collecting dust in their garages are asked to donate them to help families impacted by the fire. Resource Central is seeking donations of excess lumber, space heaters, appliances, fencing, windows, tools, and other building materials so they can be reused by neighbors in need.

“After the devastating fires, we all need to do our part to help our neighbors rebuild,” said Neal Lurie, president of Resource Central. “With contractors already in high demand, many of our community members may rely on DIY efforts to repair fences or even frame or furnish damaged sheds, barns, or homes with affordable, reusable materials.”

Individuals whose homes were damaged by the fire seeking free tool rentals and building supplies, as well as people with materials to donate, can visit Resource Central at its facility at 6400 Arapahoe Rd in east Boulder from Monday through Saturday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

The nonprofit also invites Louisville and Superior residents to fill up beverage containers for drinking water and cooking while the communities are under a boil water advisory.

According to the Boulder County Sheriff, at least 127 structures were damaged by the Marshall Fire and nearly one thousand structures were destroyed.

“We are a resilient community,” added Brandon Hill, the nonprofit’s reuse program director. “For those of us who are lucky enough to have a warm home to return to, this is a tangible way to help our neighbors start the healing process.”

Resource Central’s conservation programs have helped the community divert more than 50 million pounds of building materials from landfills. Reusing materials is widely recognized as one of the easiest ways to reduce carbon emissions by avoiding pollution from manufacturing and transporting new ones around the world.

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Founded in 1976, Resource Central is an innovative nonprofit dedicated to putting conservation into action.  Its programs have helped more than 600,000 families save water, reduce waste, and conserve energy.  Learn more at