Update: Businesses pitch in for flood relief
Last Updated: 14:47 October 9, 2013
- Smithfield and Safeway are partnering to donate 40,000 pounds of protein, as well as a $3,000 Safeway gift card, to Community Food Share to support ongoing flood-aid efforts. A presentation of the goods will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Community Food Share, 650 South Taylor Ave. in Louisville.
- Celestial Seasonings will donate all proceeds from its annual tent to support flood relief in Colorado. The tent sale, which features discounts on a wide variety of herbal, wellness, green teas, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, at Celestial Seasonings' headquarters, 4600 Sleepytime Drive in Boulder.
- 8z Real Estate in Boulder donated $5,000 to the Red Cross to support flood-relief efforts. The company also rented two 16-foot trucks from Penske Truck Rentals in Boulder that are being used by the Boulder Flood Relief. Penske provide a discount to 8z Real Estate. The trucks are transporting supplies and equipment for Boulder Flood Relief to locations where volunteers are working, as well as assisting residents in salvaging their belongings and moving them to a safe place. Also, more than 50 8zers came together from across the Front Range to donate their time to three different people who had contacted Boulder Flood Relief for help.
- JPMorgan Chase will donate $75,000 to support Colorado flood-relief efforts. The American Red Cross Colorado chapter will receive $50,000, and Foothills United Way will receive $25,000 to support relief work in Boulder County. JPMorgan Chase employees may have their personal donations matched by the bank up to $1,000.
- HUSA Management Inc., which owns Baker St. Pub & Grill locations in Denver, Boulder, Lakewood and Westminster, donated $5,000 to the Lyons Community Flood Relief Fund.
- Elevations Credit Union in Boulder will disburse close to $350,000 on Tuesday, Oct. 1, to Foothills United Way, United Way of Larimer County and Boulder County Community Services to provide flood relief. The money was raised in a challenge grant, in which Elevations donated $100,000.
- Boulder-based Housing Helpers of Colorado LLC is partnering with local governmental and nonprofit agencies to locate temporary housing for residents displaced by the flood. Housing Helpers is offering a Flood Assistance Program where landlords willing to lease their rental properties to persons or families displaced by the floods on a month-to-month or two-month lease term can advertise their properties with Housing Helpers for free. Landlords wishing to participate in this program can contact Housing Helpers at 303-545-6000, or visit its office at 2865 Baseline Road, Boulder. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Housing Helpers also will advertise rooms in homes through this program. Residents displaced by the flood are also encouraged to contact Housing Helpers to be connected with participating properties.
- Citywide Banks Boulder donated $10,000 to the Emergency Family Assistance Association to assist those affected by the flood.
-The Royal Bank of Canada, which has an office in Boulder, donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross to Support Colorado flood relief efforts.
Lowe's, a chain of home-improvement stores, will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support the recovery of local families and communities affected by the Colorado floods.
- AT&T contributed $50,000 to the Foothills United Way to support disaster relief efforts for the Colorado Floods. The funds will benefit those affected by the flooding in Boulder and Broomfield counties during recovery efforts. AT&T representatives will also be available at the Longmont Disaster Assistance Center at 1250 South Hover St. in the Twin Peaks Mall on from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26-27, for Boulder County residents needing help with wireless phones. The company will credit anyone in Colorado with overage charges incurred from Sept. 12 to Sept. 30.
- Oskar Blues Brewery will donate $1 from every Oskar Blues beer purchased through Oct. 13 at its locations - Homemade Liquids and Solids and CHUBurger in Longmont, and the Tasty Weasel tap rooms (Colorado and North Carolina) - to aid in flood relief efforts. The company's nonprofit, CAN'd Aid on it, is accepting monetary donation online at http://www.foundation.oskarblues.com or by mail at Oskar Blues CAN'd Aid Foundation, Attn: Oskar Blues Flood Relief Fund, 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO 80501.
- Kohl's Department Stores will donate $150,000 to the American Red Cross to be used for flood-relief efforts in Colorado. Kohl's is encouraging its associates to volunteer in support of cleanup efforts through its Associates in Action volunteer program. In recognition of volunteer hours, Kohl's will donate additional corporate grants to the nonprofit organizations being supported by Kohl's associates.
- Broomfield-based Ball Corp.'s Ball Foundation will donate $1 million to support relief efforts in Colorado following the devastating floods that impacted the state this month. The $1 million contribution will benefit local nonprofits that are assisting with flood relief efforts, including Community Food Share, Impact on Education Foundation for Boulder Valley Schools and the Foothills United Way's Foothills Flood Relief Fund. Additionally, the foundation will match employee donations on a two-to-one basis as part of the company's annual community giving campaign.
- IBMC College donated $1,500 to the flood relief efforts. IBMC students voted to give $500 each to the Larimer County Flood Long Term Recovery Fund, Fort Collins campus; the St. Vrain Flood Relief Fund, Longmont campus; and the Weld County Flood Relief Fund, Greeley campus.
- Office Evolution, a virtual office and executive suites provider, is opening its doors to local entrepreneurs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept 23, to Friday Sept. 27, who need a place to work or cannot get to their normal jobs due to traffic, closed highways and flooding. Office Evolution drop-in workspaces offer Wi-Fi, printing/fax capabilities and an on-site business center manager to field information requests. Local business people are welcome to access these spaces (first come- first serve or as space allows), regardless of whether or not they are an Office Evolution client. Locations: 4845 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101, Boulder; 11001 West 120th Ave., Suite 400, Broomfield; 357 S. McCaslin Blvd., Suite 200, Louisville;14143 Denver West Parkway, Suite 100, Golden;1624 Market St., Suite 202, Denver.
- Boulder residents Elana Amsterdam and Rob Katz (CEO of Vail Resorts Inc.) donated $350,000 to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund. This brings the total raised to the fund thus far to $1 million.
- Broomfield-based engineering and construction firm MWH Global's MWH Caring Foundation contributed $50,000 to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund and $50,000 to the Long-Term Recovery Fund to assist in Colorado flood recovery.
- The Residence Inn, Springhill Suites and Courtyard, host hotels for the Fireball Run, will donate 100 percent of a Fireball Run kickoff party held Sept. 20, to flood-relief efforts.
- Seagate Technology LLC, with operations in Longmont, will donate a combined total of $75,000 to six nonprofit organizations providing flood relief along the Front Range. These organizations are: OUR Center in Longmont, Longmont Community Foundation, American Red Cross Mile High Chapter, Foothills United Way; United Way of Larimer County and United Way of Weld County.
Ford Motor Credit Co. and Lincoln Automotive Financial Services are offering customers affected by recent floods and other storm damage the option to delay some car and truck payments. The disaster relief program allows qualified customers to delay one or two monthly payments, resuming their regular payment schedules when their situations improve. The offer is available to customers who are leasing or have purchased vehicles with financing from Ford Credit, Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, Jaguar Credit, Land Rover Capital, Mazda American Credit, PRIMUS or Volvo Car Finance. Customers who are eligible for the disaster relief program will be sent postcards with contact instructions. Customers also may call this toll-free number: 1-800-723-4016.
- Boulder Brands Inc will make a $100,000 commitment to directly aid disaster relief and recovery efforts from the recent Colorado floods. The company also will match employee donations up to a total match of $100,000. The Company is planning an employee service volunteer day later this month, as well as a goal of 500 volunteer hours by employees toward the flood-relief efforts by the end of 2013. Boulder Brands has 60 Colorado-based salaried employees.
- The Lafayette City Council will donate $10,000 from its contingency fund to Elevations Credit Union's flood relief fund. The Elevations Foundation will match the city's contribution. Elevations is working directly with local agencies to ensure all money collected will go to temporary housing for individuals and families displaced by this disaster.
- The Kitchen Next Door at 1035 Pearl St. in Boulder hosted a flood benefit Sept. 19. All profits from food and beverage sales will go to the Colorado Flood Relief Project.
- Left Hand Brewing Co. in Longmont will donate a portion of the proceeds from its Longmont Oktoberfest, held 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 underway 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.
- 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.
- 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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