A Miracle Minute for Boulder County Fire

The Cherry Creek School District held a Miracle Minute for the people in Boulder County


Aubree Maxfield

The total money raised from the Miracle Minute.

Aubree Maxfield, Staffer

On December 30, 2021, a fire broke out in Boulder County. As it’s called, the Marshall Fire destroyed over a thousand homes and left the people in those homes homeless. The cause of the fire is still unknown. On January 12, the Cherry Creek School district held an event to help with the aftermath of the fires. 

The fire burned many acres of land in Boulder County. The total acres burned added up to thousands.

“The Marshall Fire sparked Dec. 30 in Boulder County and burned 6,062 acres.” said 9news.

The fire left many homes either damaged or completely destroyed. The owners of these homes and their families are currently facing hardships without their belongings and a place to stay.

“The assessment found 1,084 residential structures were destroyed,” the Boulder Office of Emergency Management told 9news, “That includes 550 in Louisville, 378 in Superior, and 156 in unincorporated Boulder County.”

Due to the fire in Boulder County, Smoky Hill High School and the Cherry Creek School District decided to raise money for the relief efforts. The district held a Miracle Minute, a minute out of the school day where an envelope was passed around in classes to raise the money.

“I think it was a good opportunity for all our high schools to support some fire victims of that fire,” said Smoky Hill’s Activities Director Cohen. “I think that it was an opportunity for kids to give and to help support people in our own state.”

The money raised was given to wildfire funds. In total, Smoky was able to raise $2,100.61. The funds will help give back to the people of Boulder County.

“Boulder County Wildfire Fund, which is directly helping people who lost their homes in Boulder County,” stated Activities Director Cohen. “So that is the organization that the state of Colorado has said to provide the funding for, because it’s a direct route to the people that need it the most.”

Even after the Miracle Minute, the students of Smoky Hill can still help with the relief efforts for the fires.

“There’s other places you could go whether it’s church organizations, or local drop off for clothing and food and things like that.” said Director Cohen.