Area businesses pitch in for flood relief
Last Updated: 15:58 September 17, 2013
- Boulder-based venture capital fund Foundry Group is donating $100,000 to the flood relief efforts in Boulder.
The funding will go into the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado, the group founded by the company and its partners to help give back to the local community. The new funds will go directly to supporting the flood relief effort in Boulder, Longmont and Lyons.
- The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County said an anonymous donor has made a $50,000 matching grant to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund. The next $50,000 in online contributions to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund will be doubled through the match. The Foothills Flood Relief Fund was created by Foothills United Way in cooperation with The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County and other community leaders in response to the devastation of the severe flooding throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. All funds raised through this effort will be used for short and long term, health and human service needs related to the flooding. Tax-deductible donations can be made at www.unitedwayfoothills.org/floodrelief.
- Boulder-based Elevations Credit Union will match all contributions dollar for dollar up to $100,000 to support flood recovery efforts through Sept. 30.
- 9NEWS in partnership with the Fort Collins Coloradoan will donate $10,000 to the Red Cross to aid in flood-relief efforts.
- Wells Fargo & Co .is contributing $100,000 to the American Red Cross, $30,000 to the Salvation Army and $20,000 to Foothills Relief Fund to support flood disaster relief and recovery efforts in Colorado.
- Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) will donate $500,000 to support disaster-relief and recovery efforts for the communities affected by floods in Colorado. The contribution includes a $500,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross Colorado Relief Fund and a commitment to match employee donations up to $1,000 per employee.
- The Merrill Lynch /Bank of America Charitable Foundation donated $20,000 to the American Red Cross Colorado chapter.
- Broomfield-based Vail Resorts Inc. has made a $100,000 contribution toward relief efforts and additionally will donate $1 for every season pass sold in Colorado, which will more than double its overall contribution.
- Radio station KUNC will donate 50 percent of all ticket sales for remaining tickets for Ira Glass' Reinventing Radio, this Saturday at Boulder's Chautauqua Auditorium to Colorado flood relief efforts. Cash and check donations will also be accepted at the show. All donations will go to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund, established by Foothills United Way. Tickets for the show are on sale at tickets.chautauqua.com. Tickets are $40 to $60. For more information, please contact Robert Leja at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-350-0822.
- Denver-based Greenbox Self Storage is offering 60 days of free storage to those impacted by the Colorado floods. The offer is for any household in the Front Range that has been impacted by the recent floods and is available at either of the Greenbox locations at 3310 Brighton Blvd. in Denver and 1385 S Santa Fe Drive in Denver. In addition, Greenbox is offering free use of its moving trucks in order to move household goods to either Greenbox storage location. For more information, call the Brighton Blvd. location at 303-293-8888 or the Santa Fe Drive location at 303- 744-8888 or visit www.GreenboxSelfStorage.com.
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