Summit County Rotary Club steps up to help with Front Range flood relief | SummitDaily.com

Summit County Rotary Club steps up to help with Front Range flood relief

Compiled by Jessica Smith
jsmith@summitdaily.com

The recent devastating floods along Colorado's Front Range communities have impacted the lives of thousands and caused major property damage, and our Summit County community is responding with characteristic care for neighbors in need. The Rotary Club of Summit County and the Rotary Club of Breckenridge Mountain are promoting and coordinating financial donations that will be combined with those of many of Colorado's other Rotary clubs, to be directed to where that money will do the most good for the flood's victims. Both of our local Rotary Clubs and many of their members will be making donations this week and next, and they are inviting others in the Summit County community to join them in that effort. Donation checks can be made out to "Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund" (501C3 # 84-1215233), with "Flood Relief" in the memo line, and mailed to PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO, 80443. Donors are asked to provide their name and address in order to receive written acknowledgment and income tax receipt.

Summit County Rotary has also registered with FEMA to offer volunteer services during clean up and recovery from the flooding, and invites others to join its members in that effort. Due to current dangerous conditions in many of the affected areas, it is not yet know when that work will be scheduled to be done. Anyone interested in participating or obtaining more information may contact Rotary by email at "FloodRelief@SummitRotary.com".

Colorado Floor Relief Telethon

In response to the devastating floods that have impacted so many people throughout Colorado, CBS4 is partnering with the Colorado Broadcasters Association, Rocky Mountain PBS and other broadcasters for a Colorado Flood Relief Telethon. The telethon will take place today, from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain PBS Studios. Funds raised will go to the American Red Cross and Community Food Share. All funds collected by Community Food Share will be split between Weld County Food Bank, Food Bank of Larimer County and Community Food Share (Boulder County). Please be sure to help get the word out and be sure to use the hashtag #COfloodrelief in your social media posts.

CBS4 has also created a "How to Help" section on our website that includes information about numerous funds that have been created by reputable organizations who are raising money to help with the relief efforts. Funds/organizations include: The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, Weld County Flood Relief Fund, Foothills Flood Relief Fund, St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund, CU-Boulder Disaster Recovery Fund and more. To see the full list, go to http://denver.cbslocal.com/guide/colorado-floods-how-to-help/

Hudson Auto Source teaming up with High Country Soccer Association for big goal

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Hudson Auto Source has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Soccer program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution and an opportunity for community members to enter the Free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes to the High Country Soccer Association in Silverthorne.

Hudson Auto Source will present High Country Soccer Association with soccer kits filled with various items including equipment bags, pop-up goals, corner flags, linesman flags, soccer balls, ball pumps, first-aid kits and Chevrolet Youth Soccer t-shirts.

They will also present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to the High Country Soccer Association. Each of the sponsored leagues across the country will receive 2,000 Free Sweepstakes Entry forms to distribute within the community. At the end of the entry period, one winner from the West region will win their choice of a 2014 Chevrolet vehicle. Each participating market will award a secondary prize.

"We are proud to be able to help the kids in our community by donating equipment and much-needed funds for their league. We are excited to be part of the effort this year, and anticipate a fun-filled season with High Country Soccer Association," said Tim Weiers,GM for Hudson Auto Source.

Breckenridge Elementary Fun Run surpasses goal

The Breckenridge Elementary PTSA hosted their 2nd Annual Bulldog Shuffle/Fun Run for Technology on Thursday, Sept 12. The run is a child inspired event which has proven to be a great success. Last year the students raised $16,000 for technology. This year's goal was $25,000 and the students surpassed it, raising around $35,000. The PTSA keeps the kids pumped up for the event all year by including them in the planning of future runs. The big excitement comes during the t-shirt design contest. This year's design was by second grader Gracie Gibson. It was voted #1 by her fellow Breckenridge Bulldogs.

Vail Resorts Echo to Partner with Dillon Ranger District for Annual Vail Resorts Echo Day

Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone Resort, through the Vail Resorts Echo program, will partner with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District for the fourth annual Vail Resorts Echo Day this Saturday. This community project will engage employee volunteers, along with their families and friends, to work together in the cooperative task of rehabilitating the Frisco Peninsula's trail system.

"The Frisco Peninsula is a heavily used network of trails and sees a lot of use. Over the past two years the USDA Forest Service and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District have been working on bringing these trails up to standard," said Sarah Slaton with the Dillon Ranger District. "This project will hopefully help make the trails more sustainable and also enhance the experience for all trail users."

The expected 150 volunteers will focus on revitalizing approximately 2,400 feet of perimeter trail system on the Peninsula, in addition to putting in 35 new directional signs.