Want to help tornado victims? Give here!
June 2, 2008
The Tribune, Windsor Now, Fox 31 TV and The Community Foundation are partnering on a special fund to provide relief for victims of the tornadoes that swept through Weld County this week.
The Tribune Community Crisis Fund has been in existence for several years to help people in emergencies. The gifts are tax-deductible and supervised by the foundation’s board. A sub-fund will be established under the Crisis Fund umbrella to provide relief specifically for Weld County tornado victims.
All of the money will go toward the tornado relief efforts. There are no administrative costs.
The Tribune and Windsor Now donated $5,000 in seed money to get the fund started for tornado relief. On Friday, Powertech Corp. donated another $5,000. As of Sunday the foundation received $3,250 in online donations and in the mail.
The fund is administered by the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County. Judy Knapp, president of the foundation, said donors can use a “donate now” link on its Web site at http://www.cfsgwc.org.
Or, checks should be made out to the Community Foundation, and “Tornado Relief” should be written on the memo line. Donations may be sent to the Community Foundation, 711 8th Ave., Greeley, CO, 80631. For more information, call the foundation at (970) 304-9970.