Update: Businesses pitch in for flood relief

Here is a partial list of businesses and organizations that are providing help to victims of the Colorado floods.

- 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, held a party Friday, Sept. 20, at 1450 Dry Creek Drive, Longmont. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Left Hand Foundation to support those in need from the recent flooding. The party will consist of a beer garden located at the hotels’ parking lot with live music, food and beverages.

- 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.

- The Emergency Family Assistance Association in Boulder is coordinating with evacuation centers in Boulder and Longmont to meet the immediate needs of those impacted by the recent flooding.

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. (Nasdaq: BDBD) 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 is hosting a flood benefit Thursday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. 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, 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, on Saturday, Sept. 21, 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 robert.leja@kunc.org 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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