Businesses pitch in for flood victims
Last Updated: 18:40 September 18, 2013
A fundraiser to benefit Community Food Share, Food Bank for Larimer County, Weld Food Bank and the American Red Cross will be from 4 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the studios of Rocky Mountain PBS.
- Left Hand Brewing Co. in Longmont will donate a portion of the proceeds from its Longmont Oktoberfest, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, at Roosevelt Park in Longmont to Longmont Meals on Wheels, HOPE for Longmont and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation, the company's disaster-relief fund.
- Plans are under way for a flood-relief concert Sunday, Oct. 6, at Dickens Opera House, Third Avenue and Main Street in Longmont, featuring performances by Something Underground and Chris Daniels.
- Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications Inc. is matching employee contributions to the Red Cross. The company is still evaluating the level of matching.
- Signature Offset, a printing company in Broomfield, is collecting food and clothing at 224 Commerce St. for distribution to flood victims.
- Crocs Inc. donated 100 pairs of rain boots to the Red Cross station at the Boulder YMCA. The company is also holding an online fundraiser Wednesday and Thursday. During the 48-hour fundraiser, $5 from each pair of full-priced shoes purchased on Crocs.com will be donated to the Red Cross for flood relief efforts.
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's associates and foundation will combine to donate as much as $125,000 to the American Red Cross for the flood-relief effort.
- Boulder-based venture capital fund Foundry Group is donating $100,000 through 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 that 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 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 and its Gannett partner, the Fort Collins Coloradoan, will donate $10,000 to the Red Cross to aid in flood relief.
- 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.
- Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) will donate $500,000 to support disaster-relief and recovery efforts for Colorado communities affected by floods. 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 will donate $1 for every season pass sold in Colorado, which will more than double its overall contribution.
- Radio station KUNC-FM 91.5 in Greeley, heard in Boulder on 102.7, will donate 50 percent of all sales of remaining tickets for Ira Glass' Reinventing Radio, set for this Saturday at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, to Colorado flood relief. Cash and check donations also will be accepted at the show. All donations will go to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund. Tickets for the show are on sale from $40 to $60 at tickets.chautauqua.com. For more information, please contact Robert Leja at email@example.com or 970-350-0822.
- Denver-based Greenbox Self Storage is offering 60 days of free storage to any household along the Front Range that has been impacted by the recent floods. The offer is available at either of the Greenbox locations in Denver: 3310 Brighton Blvd. or 1385 S. Santa Fe Drive. In addition, Greenbox is offering free use of its moving trucks in order to move household goods to either storage location. For more information, call the Brighton Boulevard location at 303-293-8888 or the Santa Fe Drive location at 303-744-8888, or visit www.GreenboxSelfStorage.com.
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