As you know, many places in Colorado were hit hard by severe flooding in September. The cities of Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, Lyons, Estes Park and surrounding communities saw unbelievable amounts of rainfall in short periods of time and the rivers in this area rose beyond the 100-year flood plane. A few lives were lost, people lost their homes, roads were washed away and many parks are recreation properties have been forever modified by the force of the rivers.
Access to Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park, Colorado has become difficult. US Highway 34 from Loveland, Colorado to Estes Park was washed away in multiple places. The town of Lyons is still experiencing restricted access by the National Guard and many people are sorting through the debris to get their lives back together.
Sierra Trading Post has a large customer base in Colorado and even operates a Technology Campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. With customers and employees, as well as their friends and family, affected by the devastating Colorado floods, we decided we had to do something to help our our neighbors in need.
Sierra Trading Post employees were given an opportunity to donate money to the Colorado flood victims. The company then matched all of those donations for the Red Cross of Colorado. In addition to that, Sierra Trading Post packed up some boxes full of items for the people of Lyons who were hit hard by the flood. Boxes of clothing and sleeping bags were delivered to those in need for a total donation of nearly $9,500.
If you'd like to help out those affected by the recent Colorado floods, visit the Red Cross for more information on how to help.
Colorado Flood Donation
By Andy Hawbaker
October 11, 2013
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