Boulder County Flood Relief

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The Community Foundation is partnering with other agencies around Boulder County to bring the latest flood relief resources to your attention.

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Flood Relief Blog

5 weeks 4 days ago

During – and since – the 2013 flood, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV) has responded in multiple ways.

“At least half of our 14 staff members were personally affected by the flood. Many of our volunteers, too,” said Ed Self, Executive Director of the nonprofit organization that helps to protect and restore our lands. “My basement was flooded, and some of us were stranded when roads were cut off. At the same time, we did our best to regroup during office hours. We understood the tremendous need, and that our mission intersects with that need.

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6 weeks 13 hours ago

For more than four decades, Longmont Meals on Wheels has been providing hot, nutritious meals to the elderly, to people with disabilities, and to those who are recuperating at home after a hospital stay (Project Homecoming).  

“We’re more than a meal, though,” Executive Director Karla Hale is quick to point out. “On a regular basis,...

6 weeks 13 hours ago

“At Cal-Wood, we’ve been connecting kids to the Colorado outdoors for more than 30 years,” said Rafael Salgado, Executive Director. “Working with schools, we offer science-based outdoor education programs and summer camps. Not only do kids learn about the land through hands-on activities, their experiences here also help improve their academics. But after the 2013 flood, we weren’t sure if we were going to bounce back.” 

Damage to Cal-Wood’s 1,200-acre outdoor classroom near Jamestown was severe, affecting roads, trails and facilities. 

“For us, the flood was a huge step back,” Salgado said. “Just before the flood, there was a lot of demand and we were in the process of developing a capital...

6 weeks 13 hours ago

As Boulder and much of the Front Range mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating 2013 flood, three foundation leaders – Josie Heath, Rich Lopez and Carmen Ramirez – offer their perspectives this week, setting the stage for other voices from our community to share their thoughts and experiences on this blog in the days ahead. 

By Carmen Ramirez, Program Coordinator, Community Relations Office, City of Longmont, and Foundation board member

It was really great to see how everyone at the City of Longmont pitched in to do whatever needed to be done. From the top to the bottom of the organization, we helped our community in a variety of ways...

6 weeks 13 hours ago

As Boulder and much of the Front Range mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating 2013 flood, three foundation leaders – Josie Heath, Rich Lopez and Carmen Ramirez – offer their perspectives this week, setting the stage for other voices from our community to share their thoughts and experiences on this blog in the days ahead. 

By Rich Lopez, Esq., city planner and attorney, and Foundation board member

I come from the standpoint of being experienced in grantmaking, and having worked with The Community Foundation to respond to community needs at the time of the Four Mile Fire in 2010. Since the fire was declared a disaster by the governor, the Foundation could allow grants to individuals, which we typically could not. We made...