09-14-13 UNITED WAY AND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SET UP LONG TERM RECOVERY FUND FOR FLOOD VICTIMS…
Posted by Brian Allmer on September 14, 2013
Greeley, CO – The Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County and the United Way of Weld County have teamed together to help in long-term recovery efforts. Donations can be made to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund through either organization.
“In the wake of disastrous events, Weld County has proven to be a giving community,” said Judy Knapp, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “We know the recovery will not be quick or easy, but we are committed to getting back on track as a community,” she added.
Much as individuals in the community come together to help one another, organizations also come together to help. Working together through tough times makes for a stronger community, which is another reason the two organizations are working together for the future.
“It is great for these two organizations to collaborate to help the community in a time of need,” said Jeannine Truswell, President & CEO of United Way of Weld County. “Both organizations work daily to make our community a better place for all, so when a disaster occurs, it is only natural for us to work together.”
Once the recovery efforts begin and funding needs are prioritized by the community, both organizations will collaborate to disperse funds appropriately. The main goal of the fund is to focus on long term recovery, because recovery begins immediately after the rivers are back to their normal levels.
To make a contribution to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund, please call either organization during business hours or go online to make a donation at any time. If you or a loved one needs assistance in finding recovery help, call 2-1-1 or visit UnitedWay-Weld.org/2-1-1.
United Way of Weld County:
Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County
About United Way of Weld County
The mission of the United Way of Weld County (UWWC) is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Our focus is on education, income, and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. Through our community’s willingness to give, advocate, and volunteer, UWWC is able to have a positive impact on tens of thousands of lives every year. And thanks to the generosity of the UWWC Cornerstone Partners, all operational costs are funded, so 100% of donated dollars goes directly to families and youth in need in Weld County. For more information, visit the United Way of Weld County website at www.unitedway-weld.org.
About the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County
At the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County we believe Weld County is a great place to live. We are partners in a powerful spirit of community philanthropy that seeks to make it even better. Sometimes that means sponsoring educational programs, other times it means granting funds for important community projects. On this site, you can learn about the full spectrum of work we do − and how to become a part of it. For more information visit www.cfsgwc.org
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