Front Range Community College students impacted by the Dec. 30 Marshall fire can tap into $50,000 to help recover from the blaze in funds provided through the college’s Foundation Board of Directors.
On the day of the fire, the foundation allocated the unrestricted funds to help support FRCC students, staff and faculty, said Ryan McCoy, executive director of the foundation via email.
FRCC estimates that at least 257 students and 35 staff and faculty were impacted in some way by the fire. “We believe that 13 students either lost their homes or their houses were damaged,” McCoy said. “We had three or four faculty who lost everything.”
“We know that these funds will not replace what they have lost but we are hoping that it can help them meet some of their most basic needs while they manage this tragedy,” McCoy said. “The students, staff and faculty are part of the FRCC family and we are here for them.”