Two Years Out: Honoring Your Work

Dear BFR Members, Volunteers, and Supporters, Two years ago, much of northeastern Colorado was declared to be in a State of Emergency following the Colorado Flood of 2013. In response to that event—five consecutive days of rainfall and subsequent widespread flooding—groups of spontaneous volunteers emerged around a common cause: neighbors helping neighbors. Boulder Flood Relief […]

Resilience Goes Local, BFR Style

Now that we are almost two years out from the massive flood of September 2013, efforts have shifted from response to recovery and now to resilience. Many Boulder County residents are still walking the path of recovery, working to rebuild destroyed homes, recover lost mortgages, repair financials, and waiting to hear details on buyout programs […]

One Year Down, Community Up

It’s not only hard, but really impossible to believe that it has been a year since the call for volunteers went out and the outpouring of compassion, hard work, and shovels began. We are still humbled by the love and good cheer of volunteers, the incredible strength and optimism of those who asked for our […]

And… We’re Back!

Technical difficulties may have plagued our blog posts, but they haven’t affected our work. Flood recovery continues to proceed, especially with the anniversary only a few weeks away in September. Boulder Flood Relief continues to disperse funds through partnership with Boulder County’s Longterm Flood Recovery Group. We have, since the flood, given away over $30,000 […]

Flash Floods and Your Safety

April showers bring May flowers May showers bring … flash floods? Not quite as catchy, but courtesy of Kevin Torres from 9News, we bring you 9 fun facts about flash flooding: 1) Never try to outrun a flash flood – climb to safety immediately 2) 66% of flood deaths occur in vehicles 3) 6 inches […]

Snowiest Mother’s Day on Record

Thank you mothers for all of the care, patience, wisdom you’ve given us… and for dragging reluctant children out to volunteer! You make us all better people. But, unfortunately, the weather wasn’t reflecting the sunshine that you put in our hearts. Boulder County saw one of the snowiest mother’s days on record, with 1-12 inches […]

Six Months Of Awesome!

To All You Flood Resilient Rockstars… It has been six months since the September floods. For us, that means six months of really hard work, six months of awe-inspiring compassion, six months of committed aid from neighbors, strangers, and friends, and an overflowing bucket of love for the places and people where we live. We […]

Volunteer Day in Jamestown

Mark your calendars!! February 22, 2014 from 9:00am – 2:00pm Help Jamestown residents return home and restore their communities: Volunteer Sign Up Come support Jamestown in their flood recovery efforts. Projects may include debris clean-up and assisting homeowners with the boxing and moving of items in their home. Volunteers should be prepared for a day […]

Meeting the Unmet Needs

From Boulder County’s Longterm Flood Recovery Group: National Disaster Recovery Group Coming to Boulder County to Assess Flood-Related Community Needs Volunteer interviewers will meet with flood survivors to help individuals connect with resources and gain a clear picture of what it will take to recover Boulder County, Colo. – The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group of […]

Volunteer Opportunity with Boulder County CareConnect

Jump back into Volunteering in 2014 !! Boulder County CareConnect Saturday, January 18, 2014 Estes Park Valley Volunteer Opportunity to help flood victims in the Estes Park Valley with debris removal. Volunteers will manually remove the debris onto trailers and specialty chainsaw certified volunteers will break large debris up into manageable pieces. Volunteer […]