During times of disaster in the community, Mountain Resource Center (MRC) delivers crisis assistance to fire teams and first responders. One of MRC’s first jobs is to organize the community’s need to help into manageable tasks. MRC acts as a source of central communications to keep emergency lines clear for first responders, coordinates volunteer help and community assistance and offers aid to victims who need counseling, financial aid and other resources. MRC works with families and individuals affected by disasters while collaborating with community and state agencies to deliver necessary services and support. This effort may take months following a disaster.Current news about local disasters:
MRC is currently accepting donations to help victims of the Lower North Fork Fire. Click here for more information.
Mountain Resource Center Disaster Relief Response
- Crisis assistance for first responders and victims of disasters
- Partnerships with community, civic, governmental, and other helping resources providing disaster relief
- Active participation with Mountain Communities Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MCVOAD)
Volunteers are always needed as MRC prepares and develops response teams in the event of local fires, blizzards and other natural or man-made disasters. Please contact:
303-838-7552 or email
Mountain Resource Center is recognized as a community leader in providing emergency and ongoing health and human services. In crises – such as wild land fires and floods which forced mass evacuations – affected residents count on Mountain Resource Center to connect them to sources of food and shelter, emergency financial aid, health aide, and mental health services.
Mountain Resource Center serves as a coordinator of services, volunteers and material goods provided by local businesses, faith communities, local, state and governmental disaster response services, and other helping agencies.
During the March 2012 Lower North Fork Fire, Mountain Resource Center worked to coordinate volunteers and other state and local resources to assist those affected by the fire. More than 500 fire fighters and first responders and over 250 volunteers worked to assist individuals and families.
In 2002, Mountain Resource Center partnered with the Salvation Army, Red Cross, businesses, and citizens from around the state to assist first responders and victims of the Hayman Fire. Over 1000 people donated time, material and financial resources to firefighters and fire victims through Mountain Resource Center, demonstrating a broad awareness and utilization of Mountain Resource Center’s pivotal position in disaster response.
During the community-altering events of September 2006 at Platte Canyon High School (Park County), the value and utility of Mountain Resource Center to its community was poignantly demonstrated in the agency’s ability to act as a resource and a focal point for: accurate information, desperately needed crisis counseling referrals and financial assistance for impacted families, youth and first responders.
Mountain Resource Center stands ready to assist fire fighters and first responders and work with individuals and families affected by natural and man-made disasters.
Important Web Sites
- Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department
- Evergreen Fire District
- Indian Hills Fire Department
- Platte Canyon Fire District
- Elk Creek Fire Department
- Disaster Support Volunteers, Inc.
- Colorado Division of Emergency Management
- Colorado Avalanche Information Center
- Animal EVAC Volunteers