After last week's tragic flooding, there's no shortage of ways to help restore and rebuild the Colorado community. Here are a few ways to make a difference this week.
Write a check: Help Colorado Now has put together a list of reputable organizations and agencies that you can donate funds to, including The Salvation Army, Larimer Humane Society, and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County.
Rebuild: Check out the ReSource Wars! design competition in Boulder this weekend. Bonus: The ReSource Tool Library is waiving its membership fees to access 2,000 tools (plumbing snakes, flooring nailers, and more) and giving a 10 percent discount on materials purchased to repair flood damage.
Game on: Longmont's Oktoberfest (September 20 to 21) is still on—and will support flood relief efforts. Text "REBUILD" to 27722 to donate $10 to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation or attend the festivities, which will include a "formal salute to our rescue teams" at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Train: On September 21, CrossFit Roots in Boulder is opening on Saturday morning for any interested athlete (membership or not). Come put in a quick bit of CrossFit and leave a donation to help victims of the flood.
Beyond flood recovery, there are many other organizations looking for support this week. Some highlights:
2. Listen to the inspirational stories of the survivors of human trafficking on September 22 in Larkspur. Restore Innocence’s annual fundraising dinner offers a glimpse into the hidden world of child trafficking in Colorado and shares the inspirational stories of the girls who got out.
—Image courtesy of Left Hand Brewing Company