February 6, 2023

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Why are Marshall fire victims more worthy of help than the chronically homeless?

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It’s been nearly six weeks since I moved into my new house after being displaced by the Marshall fire. It’s not home yet, but it does have the most important elements: Four walls, a roof and appliances to keep me safe, dry and warm.

Trish Zornio (Photo by Holly Hursley Photography)

Settling into my new house would not have been possible without strong community support. In the aftermath of the fire, friends, neighbors and strangers quickly opened their homes to those of us without one. 

People organized support groups to make “free stores” and volunteered to collect donations. They loaned us cars, laptops, phones and appliances so we could apply for disaster assistance and check in with work. 

Millions of dollars in donations poured in for fire relief funds. Xcel Energy…

Trish Zornio

2022-08-22 03:00:00

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