Thanks to the support of several local businesses, Arvada Fire is now offering care packages to individuals and families who have experienced a home fire. The packages, called “after the fire kits,” have a collection of items designed to help victims fulfill immediate needs after a fire, including basic toiletries, informational resources and gift cards.
Devastating home fires can cause immense property damage, leaving families without their everyday necessities and valuables. Even minor fires can cause enough smoke and water damage to leave a home uninhabitable for days to months. Due to dangerous conditions and elevated Carbon Monoxide levels, families often can’t quickly re-enter their home to grab items they need.
When that occurs, Arvada Fire members will deploy these kits and its collection of basic supplies that help with the daunting and stressful task of recovering from a home fire. Our members can also deploy resources from the American Red Cross fore fire victims without shelter.
In addition to basic toiletries, our care packages are filled with gift cards to local stores and restaurants to help families get easy access to food, clothing and other essentials. They also include informational resources to help victims navigate the recovery process.
We’re thankful for the support of community partners for their contributions to the kits. Several businesses and store managers, including Home Depot, Firehouse Subs, Target, Walmart, Community Table, Beau Jo’s Arvada and Jim Black Construction and Restoration, donated to the relief kits to help fire victims in our community.