Friday, September 17, 2010

Whole Foods Fundraisers for the United Way Fourmile Canyon Fire Relief Fund

On Friday, September 17, the Whole Foods Baseline store will be hosting two events to help provide funding for evacuee needs*

1. A 5% Community Day benefiting the Foothills United Way’s Fourmile Canyon Fire Relief Fund.

2. An outdoor grilling event in front of the beautiful Flatirons from 4-7 pm:
  • a. The Baseline team members will be grilling hotdogs and veggie dogs, plus providing 365 teas, for a donation request of $3 per meal. Please note: We will not be requesting donations from evacuees, firefighters, and volunteers.
  • b. Rocky Mountain Bakehouse is donating 288 5” Berry Explosion pies and Cherry pies (donation request: 1 for $3 or 2 for $5, retails $5.99)
  • c. Colorado’s Performing Arts Publications donated 2 sets of performance tickets for to be auctioned in a drawing (amount TBD)
  • i. One pair is to the Arvada Center for the performance of “Sunset Boulevard”
  • ii. Second pair is to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
  • d. For those in need, Baseline’s Whole Body Team will be handing out New Chapter’s Super Critical Antioxidants, originally named Smoke Shield, as a gift from New Chapter’s President Tom Newmark. This formula is noted for its ability to rid the body of toxins accumulated from extensive smoke exposure.
3. From 11:30 am – 2:30 pm outside the Baseline store, the Network Family Wellness Center will be providing free computerized spine scans. For an additional $20 donation, they will offer full evaluations in their office: X-rays, computerized tests, and an adjustment (a $250 value).

*100% of proceeds will support local victims.

One week ago, in response to the worst wildfire in Boulder County’s history, Foothills United Way established the Fourmile Canyon Fire Relief Fund. The response from the community has been tremendous, and today donations made to the fund are already being put to work in the community.

Administered by Foothills United Way working in collaboration with service providers in the community, the Fund is designed to help with unmet immediate needs, and to provide for long term recovery for victims of the fire and the community.

Applications for assistance from the Fund for unmet immediate needs are being processed by Boulder County Housing and Human Services caseworkers. An example of such needs: a family whose home-based business was destroyed - along with their home – was able to get funds to purchase basic, necessary items to get their business operating again.

Long-term recovery needs addressed by the fund will include such items as temporary and transitional housing and medical and health needs. Additional long-term recovery items will be included, as the eventual scope of the fire is revealed.

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