Perseverance in the Face of Disaster

Published on: September 16th, 2013

Perseverance is defined as steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. It’s a definition everyone knows but may need a gentle reminder of during this trying time. Popular media is calling this historic flood a disaster. But while disaster by definition is something that causes suffering, it also has the unique ability to bring out the best in people. Below are ways you can lend a hand, as well as how area businesses are looking toward the future, using their resources to provide relief and paving the road to perseverance.

Donate

FORToberfest

  • This event is downtown Fort Collins on Sept. 20 and 21 will donate 10% of their profit to flood relief. The cost is free, but all tips and proceeds will go toward the cause.

Pangea Organics

  • a Boulder-based skin care company, is offering 10% off all sales in September to flood relief. Also, they’re offering free shipping on all orders through 9/30/13.

Mateo Restaurant Provencal

  • Will host a seven-course meal with cocktail and wine pairings called ‘provence to Lyons’ flood relief benefit dinner at 1837 Pearl St., on Oct. 8 with seatings at 6:30pm and 9pm to benefit the citizens of Lyons displaced by the flood. There will be a complementary community table for residents of Lyons for both seatings. Chefs will include Nate Bychinski of Mateo; Kelly Whitaker of Basta; Ann Cooper of BVSD; WIll and Coral Frischkorn of Cured; Bryan Dayton of Oak and Brett ZImmerman of Boulder Wine Merchant.
  • Costs per ticket start at $150. RSVP by calling 303-443-7766.

 

Lifebridge Church 

  • Lifebridge, which is sheltering people and their pets until the flood waters recede, are collecting donations and are registering volunteers to assist with cleanup. They will need funds to purchase the supplies their need to serve their community. Monetary donations can be made by clicking the link above and choosing ‘Colorado Relief Donation Funds.’

 

Harvest of Hope

  • needs the following supplies to help the homeless and victims of the flood. Please bring them directly to 2960 Valmont Road in Boulder: Peanut Butter, Beans, Water, Milk, Tuna Fish, Canned Meals, Socks, Blankets.

 

Larimer Humane Society

  • If you are in a flooding area and need assistance with your animals. Visit larimerhumane.org, call 970-226-3647, Ext. 7 (Animal Protection and Control)

 

Chabad at CU Boulder

  • Volunteers will come to your house and help move furniture, remove carpet, etc. To access this service, please contact Rabbi Wilhelm directly at jewishcu@gmail.com.

Longmont Humane Society

  • For evacuation information. The Humane Society will be accepting dogs, cats and other small mammals of flood evacuees from 9am to 5pm daily.

ReSource

  • Between now and the end of the year, those who experienced flood damage will receive a free ReSource Tool Library membership, providing access to more than 2000 tools including plumbing snakes, flooring nailers, carpet kicker and much more.  In addition to waiving the membership fee to the ReSource Tool Library, those repairing from flood damage will receive 10% off materials purchased.
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