Lafayette Church offers ‘Magical second Christmas to Remember’ for those who lost homes in the Marshall Fire

Spirit of Liberty Foundation and Flatirons Community Church is hosting a “Magical 2nd Christmas to Remember” for more than 1,000 families who lost their homes.
Published: Feb. 18, 2022 at 11:56 AM MST
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LAFAYETTE, Colo. (KKTV) - Spirit of Liberty Foundation and Flatirons Community Church is hosting a “Magical 2nd Christmas to Remember” for more than 1,000 families who lost their homes in the Marshall Fire days before Christmas.

“The idea of having a magical second Christmas it’s really quite simple. We’ve been getting calls were getting notes and emails from moms, and I have to tell you it’s very emotional when you get a note saying my eight-year-olds lost everything; We will be there and this is really important and thank you!” says Richard Rovsek, Spirit Of Liberty Foundation Chairman

Santa and Ms. Claus, the Elves, and the Grinch will be there to give gifts out to the families and first responder families. The Broncos Cheerleaders will also reportedly make a special appearance around 10:30 a.m.

The non-profit received around a quarter of a million dollars worth of donations from across the country. “We have thousands of Christmas ornaments, we have Christmas stockings, toys. Lowes is providing gift cards, Visa, Target, etc,” says Rovsek.What really is exciting is the NFL sent thousands of shirts or jerseys, along with the National Hockey League, the NBA, major league baseball...To see them all come together for this it’s really special.”

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 from 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Flatrions Church (355 W South Boulder Road in Lafayette). Then at 6 p.m. the entire community and all Houses of Worship and the First Responders and their families are invited to attend the Christmas Tree of Resilience Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Clint Folsom, Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Elves, and the Grinch.

This lighting ceremony will pay tribute and serve as a thank you to all First Responders, Firefighters, Police, Sheriff, National Guard and their families for their heroic service during the Marshall Fire.

A beautiful 16′ Colorado Blue Spruce “Christmas Tree of Resilience” is being planted at Flatirons Church in front of the dramatic wall of steel symbolizing the strength of the community. This wall will feature a rainbow of brightly colored stars rising above the tree as a symbol of the communities’ resilience and will be lit every night in perpetuity.

The Spirit of Liberty Foundation wants to thank all those who donated and came out today.

“I just like to say thank you to all the people who stepped up to help,” says Rovsek. “People don’t realize that they can make a difference. Everyone in this country can make a difference and it takes a little effort. We’re all busy and sometimes you need to take a deep breath and say could I have done something and can I do something and do it.”

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