This update was originally shared in the B:CIVIC community newsletter on Jan. 11, 2022.
How Companies Are Supporting Boulder County
There has never been a more critical time for Colorado companies to come together and take a proactive, strategic approach to supporting all phases of the disaster cycle. Last week we shared a list of resources to support Boulder County, including organizations accepting donations, volunteer opportunities and more. Access the growing list here.
We are planning a call with Ian Anderson, chair of Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (COVOAD), to learn about the road to recovery and how organizations can support the long-term needs of the community. Check our upcoming newsletter for how you can join.
Many companies are stepping up to help Boulder County. How some companies are supporting:
- Alteryxhas increased it’s employee donation match from $25,000 to $50,000 to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund.
- AT&T has had a presence at the Disaster Assistance Center where they handed out charging solutions and installed a charging station and DIRECTV service at the. AT&T granted $55,000 to Boulder County Wildfire Fund, Impact on Education and Team Rubicon. Internally, employees have organized to raise funds for the Boulder County Wildfire Fund that will be 50% matched by AT&T when donated through our Benevity Giving platform.
- Ball Corporationis donating $1 million to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund and The Ball Foundation will match employee donations. Additionally, Ball Corporation partnered with Can’d Aid to donate 50,000 cans of water.
- Bank of America provided $150,000 be split between the American Red Cross and the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Additionally, they lowered its employee matching gift program minimum to support relief efforts dollar for dollar.
- Delta Dental of Colorado, through the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, is donating $50,000 to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund and donating oral hygiene supplies to community organizations on the ground.
- FirstBankhas launched several support programs to help impacted parties internally and externally, including care packages, financial contributions, an employee-led fund and a dedicated line for impacted customers.
- Gates Corporation and The Gates Industrial Corporation Foundation is donating $25,000 to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. To further support relief efforts, The Gates Industrial Corporation Foundation will match employee donations of $25 or more made to the Wildfire Fund or the American Red Cross of Colorado.
- IMA Financial is donating $5,000 to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. They amended its employee assistance fund to allow for up to $5,000 in assistance to associates who experience complete loss through a catastrophic event.
- Kaiser Permanenteis donating $350,000 to the American Red Cross and $150,000 to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. Kaiser will match employee donations up to $1,000 per year for each Colorado physician and employee.
- Molson Coorssent 100,000 cases of canned water and is donating $25,000 to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund.
- NetApp is contributing $29,000 through an employee match program to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund.
- Premier Members Credit Unionis donating $50,000 to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. In addition, Premier Members Credit Union will collect donations from its members and the public for the wildfire fund.
- S&P Global Foundationis donating $150,000 to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund, American Red Cross and Community Food Share, and is matching employee donations to $5,000 per employee. The S&P Global Centennial Office has donated cases of bottled water to the Boulder Office of Emergency Management.
- Southwest Airlines made a $10,000 donation to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund
- Suncor is donating $50,000 to support the Boulder County Wildfire Fund and is running a fundraising campaign at its 34 Suncor-owned Shell, Exxon and Mobil gas stations in which Suncor will donate $5 to Boulder County Wildfire Fund for every car wash sold (through Jan. 23). Suncor is also donating $5,000 in Shell gas cards to organizations helping with relief efforts.
- Terrapin Care Stationlaunched donation drives out of its Boulder County stores. Terrapin is donating $10,000 to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, $10,000 to the Sister Carmen Community Center and will match employee donations up to $5,000.
- The VF Foundationis donating $50,000 to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. In addition, the Foundation and VF Corporation is matching employee donations through the American Red Cross and Community Foundation Boulder County.
- Twiliois donating $25,000 and is matching employee donations.
- S. Bank donated $30,000 to Impact on Education, the Boulder Valley Schools Foundation, to support their critical needs fund supporting students and staff. Additionally, they are offering a 2:1 match for employees who donate to Red Cross, Impact on Education and Boulder County Wildfire Fund.
- Vail Resorts is donating a $100,000 donation to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund.
- Wells Fargois donating $200,000 to the American Red Cross support relief efforts.
- Xcel Energyand the Xcel Energy Foundation are donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
- A Precious Child has been on the frontlines of the fires and in response to the Marshall Fires, the team has distributed 18,340 lbs. of clothing, cleaning and household essentials and 2,256 lbs. of food to directly serve more than 1,700 individual. New donation items can be dropped off at 7051 W. 118th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80220.
- Requested items:
- Donate monetarily (select or type “Marshall Fire relief”): https://apreciouschild.org/donate/
- Donate Gift cards (Visa and MasterCard so they can use it anywhere) –highly needed
- A Precious Child is accepting only new donations for men, women, boys, girls and infants: Clothing, Coats, Underwear, Socks, Blankets, Towels, Pillows, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Feminine hygiene products, Diapers and wipes and Hangers
- Requested items:
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