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Boulder County Neighbors Come Together to Support Former Lyons Resident After Racist Facebook Comments Spark Tension | Press Release



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LONGMONT, Colo., – October 6, 2020 – Residents of Boulder County are coming together to show support for Greg Meyers, a former resident of Lyons, who left after Facebook comments from the fire chief, JJ Hoffman, sparked controversy in the town, leaving Meyers feeling isolated and unwelcomed. Read more about the situation here

Community members are displaying their support for Meyers, showing that though racial feuds may divide, he does not stand alone in speaking out against injustice.

Meyers’ recent surgery has made his move out of Lyons significantly more difficult. The Boulder County Collective is organizing community members who are looking to help ease the process. The county collective is looking for more people to help move his belongings from storage units in Longmont to Pueblo. Volunteer positions include loading and unloading Meyers’ belongings and driving the moving trucks. The trucks will be loaded on Saturday October 10, 2020 and driven to Pueblo on Sunday October 11. Donations are also being accepted to help fund the moving costs.

If you would like to volunteer or donate, please fill out the volunteer form linked here

For more information about the Boulder County Collective, join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BoCoCo; the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BoulderCoCo; or follow on Instagram @boco.collective.   

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