Yes the floods have passed, the clouds have lifted and the sun is out; but there are still tons of people that are struggling to get back on their feet after the tremendous rain and damage in the Boulder county communities. This weekend try a different kind of adventure and volunteer with Boulder Flood Relief or Donate Boulder/Mudslingers. You can flex your muscles, run up canyons and spend endless hours outdoors but by the end of the day you will have also helped. These relief groups have been organizing diverse volunteering events based on the communities’ requests. They answer emails from people all around Boulder County that are in desperate need of some help. They create the events and gather volunteers to help dig out homes, businesses, and buildings that have been hit the hardest by the recent floods. Get up and help, you can even start helping today.
Has your afternoon meeting been cancelled and suddenly freed up time to spend outside? You are in luck today starting at 12-1pm The Boulder Flood Relief is meeting behind the Target in Boulder. This particular Target is located on the corner of 28th and Walnut and everyone will be gathering just past the loading area. Don’t panic, timeliness is not the essential part of this gathering; it is simply showing up.
Today teams will be deployed to a variety of clean up locations in Boulder as well as heading into Longmont. Bring your own supplies if you are willing. The Boulder Flood Relief team does have donated supplies available to borrow for the day. If you are going to bring your own supplies they recommend bringing shovels, safety masks (respirators are best), gloves, proper footwear for water and mud, safety goggles, wheelbarrows, rakes and any small tools that may be helpful. You will be out cleaning for a few hours at a time, moving debris, shoveling mud and burning muscles will be in the future. Packing food and water for yourself is a key ingredient to making your volunteer experience a rewarding adventure.
Perhaps volunteering today just is not in the cards. The Boulder Flood Relief gang and the Donate Boulder/Mudslingers have projects happening every few days over the upcoming weeks. You can reach out to them as a volunteer or as a neighbor in need via their Facebook pages. Both organizations do require masks and gloves to participate in the clean up process, especially if the project is a home. The Donate Boulder/Mudslingers and The Boulder Flood Relief posts all projects, volunteer opportunities, and special help requests on their respective Facebook pages so be sure to give them a good look.
- Donate Boulder/Mudslingers
- Boulder Flood Relief
- Boulder and the surrounding communities
- Today-upcoming weeks, no end date projected
What to Bring?
- Mask, gloves, shoes appropriate for mud/water/debris
- Food and water
How to sign up?
- Yes, both organizations accept donations