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Over the last month, many businesses and organizations have pitched in to help with the flood relief and response efforts in Larimer County. Please join us in thanking and supporting these generous local organizations who have made a big impact on United Way of Larimer County's immediate response, and will also make a lasting impact through their support of the long-term recovery efforts.
First and foremost, we want to give an extra big thanks to Chris Richmond and everyone at Flood and Peterson in Fort Collins, who went above and beyond in helping United Way's immediate response to the flood in Larimer County. They opened their office to house United Way's 2-1-1 call center from Friday, September 13th - Sunday, September 15th while we were evacuated from our building along the Poudre River. Thanks to their generosity, 2-1-1 was able to take more than 860 calls during that time from people needing to get help and wanting to give help in response to the unprecedented floods in Larimer County. Special thanks to Brett Kemp for his personal attention to the needs of our 2-1-1 staff and volunteers. Flood and Peterson also provided funds to enable United Way 2-1-1 to purchase two new laptops to support our onsite staffing at the Disaster Assistance Center in Loveland and provide in-person information and referral to flood survivors. They are a wonderful example of our community coming together to help each other in a time of need, and we are so grateful for their ongoing support.
Another local company that has really stepped up to the plate is FedEx Office Print & Ship Center in Downtown Fort Collins. They printed the Relief and Recovery Guides published by United Way 2-1-1 each day at a greatly reduced cost. Thanks to their generosity, we were able to distribute more than 1,500 copies to emergency shelters throughout Larimer County and at the Disaster Assistance Center in Loveland.
We are so thankful for Bruce Gregg of BlueCube Networks for helping United Way staff move our servers in the middle of the night to ensure they were safe from flooding.
Special thanks to the following organizations who have provided volunteers to United Way of Larimer County to assist with answering 2-1-1 calls, staffing the Disaster Assistance Center in Loveland, and other critical help:
Many more organizations, and hundreds of individual donors, have made generous gifts to the Long-Term Recovery Fund to help Larimer County residents affected by the flooding as they rebuild their lives in the weeks and months to come. Thank you to the following organizations for your generous support:
A heartfelt thanks also go to the following organizations that have hosted events or will be hosting events with donations supporting the Long-Term Recovery Fund:
We are humbled by the outpouring of generous support from our community, as well as organizations and communities throughout Colorado and across the United States. Together, we will ensure that the survivors of the Larimer County floods of September 2013 are not forgotten as they continue the long road to rebuild their lives.
Know of any companies or organizations we missed? Email us with "Flood Help" in the subject line and let us know.
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