An historical archive of the year of the great flood.

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Free groceries and gift card for “Floodies”

Contributed by Nancy Farmer:

Community Food Share is open TUESDAYS FROM 1:00-3:00 for flood-impacted people (bring a FEMA letter). I believe the funding for this is separate from regular Community Food Share, and just for us “floodies”. You can go get free groceries and they have King Soopers $50 gift cards, as well. It is located at 650 S. Taylor Avenue in Louisville. Well worth the drive if you are in need of some help.


Free holiday ornaments and supplies

The City of Boulder Pottery Lab and Studio Arts Boulder have worked together to organize:


ReTreasure the Holidays Drive 
for Boulder County Flood victims.  
The collections have been made, and may be picked up (for FREE) on:
Sunday, December 15th from 10:00 – 2:00 at the Boulder Pottery Lab – 1010 Aurora Ave.
Donations that were collected include holiday lights, ornaments, wrapping supplies, and more.
There will also be hot cocoa and cookies and an ornament decorating table.  Bring your family, bring a friend!

Free Crocs to flood vicitims

Crocs, a Boulder based business is donating shoes to anyone effected by the flood. If you would like a free pair of Croc’s Please email: with your size if you are interested. Shoes will be given out at the Menorah Lighting at 5:30pm on Pearl Street on December 2nd on the Courthouse lawn, or you could pick up your pair at headquarters. Happy Holidays from Crocs.

Free clothes from Patagonia

From the T own Clerk:

For those individuals that were not able to make it to the Boulder Beer event on Sunday, we have boxes of clothes from Patagonia that are available for residents. The boxes are on the stage, inside the town hall and will remain there until early next week. They will then be brought down to the Relief Exchange for others to use. Items that are plentiful – women’s underwear and sports bras, knit hats, knit gloves, size 8 women’s pants/shorts, and variety of shells. Also available are great hiking boots for men available sizes – 13, 14, 15. Please come on by before Tuesday, November 18th.

Request an appliance or mattress

From Lynne, who runs the 4 Mile Community Store:

We have generously been offered a donation of new appliances (Washers, dryers, refrigerators and stoves) and mattress sets (twins and full/doubles). In order to take advantage of this offer, we need to compile a list of needs.


Excellent source of free and/or low cost furniture and clothing

Check out Fabulous Findings in the Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont. They have two store fronts across from each other. One is chock full of free donated goods from furniture to clothing which tends to more abundant and nicer then I’ve seen elsewhere. The other is directly across the hallway and has very nice furniture and tchotchke being sold on consignment. However, they have a donation fund and can apply some money from that fund to offset the price of items.  So the seller gets what they want but you pay less (which could be significantly less based on our experience). They are also very nice to deal with. They will want your FEMA number so come prepared. –Steve–

Get help from the “ask me anything” Community Advocate

Rebecca Lawrence is the new Community Advocate for Jamestown. She says:

Ask me anything.: questions/problems concerning benefits through the system; local resources; emotional support; housing needs; home furnishings; clothing, etc.. There are no trivial questions. I don’t have all the answers but, I will find them for you.” –Rebecca–

Click the VALUABLE RESOURCES link in the sidebar to contact Rebecca.

Free VANS clothing for flood victims, Friday, Oct. 18

Thanks to SCHS Junior Alex Rodgers, VANS is coming to Longmont with a truckload of shoes, hats, shirts and hoodies to giveaway to flood victims. The giveaway is Friday, Oct. 18th from 4-6 pm in the Lifebridge Church Parking Lot. 10345 Ute Hwy Longmont, CO 80504.

Boulder County flood recovery hub

All sorts of helpful information–phone numbers, housing help, request help, etc.

Rent, food, etc. assistance for qualifying residents

For qualifying Boulder or Broomfield County resident, Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) may be able to assist with rent, food, transportation, housing deposit, emergency hotel, eyeglasses, minor medical and dental costs, energy-related utilities like gas/electric/propane, ID and birth certificate fees.

Call 303.442.3042 to make an appointment for EFAA’s Boulder, Lafayette, Broomfield, or Nederland offices.


Free legal services for flood victims

Read about the free legal services here.

Free furniture, clothing, household items, etc.

Originally posted by Nancy Farmer on the QT.

Hey all, just wanted you to know about a wonderful resource that is available to us all – FREE. It’s called The Exchange, and it is located in the old Rayback building on Valmont just West of 28th. They have furniture, clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, all kinds of household goods, and it’s all free. People are donating like crazy, and it’s getting overcrowded with stuff – lots of it is really good stuff, too. For instance, they just got a donation of brand-new boots from Sole Sisters yesterday.


Replace clothing lost in the flood

INFO FROM PATAGONIA STORE: Outdoor Industry Flood Relief Event

On Sunday (Oct 6th) multiple local outdoor industry companies will come together to help those affected by the recent floods. The event will be held from 4-6pm at the Patagonia store on the Pearl St mall in downtown Boulder. All participating outdoor organizations will be donating gently used outdoor clothing and goods to help replace what was lost in the flood. We are asking those affected by the flood to come to the Patagonia store during those hours and to please bring a copy of their FEMA paperwork or insurance claim. For those receiving this email from Donate Boulder an original copy of this email will be sufficient if you are not able to provide the previous. This event is being held to benefit those most affected by the flood who lost everything or close to it and for those who need to replace lost items. Due to the overwhelming need we will be asking individuals to take only a few items per person based on need. Thank you and hope to see everyone there.

The Patagonia Boulder Store is located at 1212 Pearl St, Boulder, Co 80304

Whole Foods food donation for Jamestown residents

From: Cal Aston

Whole Foods has generously donated 5,000 worth of non-perishable groceries to the residents of Jamestown.

Please feel welcome to come and “shop” for a care package for yourself or your family. Please also bring your Jamestown ID and your own bags and stock up!

Reduced hours for disaster assistance

Boulder County’s Longmont and Boulder Disaster Assistance Centers (DACs) will reduce their open hours beginning Friday, Sept. 27, as all services being offered at the centers begin to transition back to city and county offices and community non-profit organizations.

Get Boulder County services referrals and free assistance on Saturday

From: Boulder County (originally posted on the QT)

HHS Director Frank Alexander, Wendy, and county staff will be at Town Hall in Jamestown this Saturday from 1-5. We will have referrals for County services, gas cards and food assistance sign ups for Jamestown residents. Please spread the word. #boulderflood

Free Jamestown-only Music Event at the Boulder Theater

Conscious Alliance, a local nonprofit, and the Boulder Theater are hosting a free night of entertainment and dinner for the community of Jamestown. Please join us in this family friendly event, Monday, September 30th, at the Boulder Theater for a night of music, food and friends. Doors will open at 5:30pm with dinner and live music shortly following.

To ensure that this event brings the Jamestown community together in this difficult time, please bring a valid ID/household bill ensuring you are a Jamestown resident. If you would like to bring a non-resident guest, please limit this to one guest, as we would like to keep this a private event and a strong community gathering for the residents of Jamestown.

If you have any questions regarding this special night, please feel free to reach out to the Conscious Alliance office at (720) 406-7871, we look forward to seeing you Monday!

Disaster food assistance ends Friday (9/24/2013)

From: Boulder County Housing and Human Services

As you may have seen, Boulder County residents who have been impacted by the recent flooding (including county employees) now have access to a temporary expansion of the federal food assistance program (SNAP). It’s known as the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP, and it provides one month of food assistance funding (between $200 and $1,200, averaging about $668 for a family of four) for those who qualify.

There is a very short application window for D-SNAP. Applications will not be accepted after this Friday, Sept. 27th.

If you know someone who may qualify for D-SNAP, please make sure they know they can come to one of the Disaster Assistance Centers to apply. The application process takes between 20 and 45 minutes.

Here are documents with D-SNAP information that may be helpful to you:

D-SNAP Food Assistance Highlights

D-SNAP Disaster Food Assistance Eligibility Criteria

D-SNAP Disaster Food Assistance Income Guidelines

Pass the word about Nederland Food Party

The Nederland Food Pantry, in the Nederland Community Center, is available to anyone needing food assistance on the first and last Thursday of each month from 10-12.We are also open every Saturday from 10-12.

In addition, a wonderful lunch can be enjoyed with the Nederland Area Seniors each Monday and Wednesday at noon in the Ned Community Center. On 9/23 and 9/25 someone will be there who can assist you with a Food Pantry distribution as well. For lunch reservations call 303-258-0799 by Friday at 4pm for lunch on Monday and by Monday at 4pm for lunch on Wednesday.

The Clothing Closet has FREE clothes for all ages and is open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings as well as Thursdays when the Food Pantry is open. It is also located in the Nederland Community Center.

If you need further information, please email Laura Fisher

Free Clothing from Colorado Friendship

I have been in touch with Colorado Friendship for immediate clothing needs for Nancy and I, undies, pants, shirts, shoes etc. Seriously think about contacting them. Liz has been incredibly friendly and helpful. She requested our needs and sizes and pulled our emergency clothing supplies together within a couple of hours. They are working out of Longmont right now but she said they can figure out Boulder. 303 545 0242.

Dear Colorado Friendship, 

You are amazing. Thank you so much for your generosity and caring.


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