Living Green Network Donates Over $24,000 for Flood Relief Efforts in Boulder County, CO
Boulder, CO, November 03, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Living Green Foundation has donated over $14,000 in cash for flood relief efforts in Boulder County and provided over $10,000 in equipment, materials, and supplies to support volunteers offering immediate relief. Over 100 families in Boulder County have been served.
Living Green is now shifting its attention toward raising funds for three priorities after the devastating floods that hit Colorado in September. The public can donate at www.livinggreennetwork.org for:
Getting local organic farmers up and running as soon as possible. The farm to table community in Colorado is vast. Local farmers need help now.
Ditch companies coordinate the use and ensure proper maintenance for the efficient operation of surface water irrigation systems and conveyances, which are critical to our local farmers.
Reconstruction efforts for parks, open spaces, trails, rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs.
As a part of their mutual commitment to community and the environment the Living Green Network has continued to focus on flood relief efforts since managing and administering the activities of community volunteers assisting the elderly, disabled, single mothers, and families in need. Living Green concluded its fiscal sponsorship for Donate Boulder | Mudslingers on October 4, 2013. Check out the map of homes served during this period. Anyone still seeking assistance at their homes can contact Boulder Flood Relief as they are committed to long-term assistance for homeowners in Boulder.
Donate Boulder | Mudslingers sprung from the community of Boulder and those leading the Mudslingers chose to operate as a fiscally sponsored project of the Living Green Network, a 501c3 organization based in Boulder, Colorado between September 15 and October 4, 2013, administered by Dr. Matthew Wilburn King. Dr. King is Living Green’s President and Chairman.
"Mudslingers are members of the Boulder community who came together to respond to the 100-year flood that ravaged Colorado in September. The Mudslingers sought to raise funds and acquire equipment to assist the elderly, disabled, single mothers, and families affected by the floods in Boulder County. A fundraising goal was set and achieved, at which point Living Green stopped accepting donations for this Foundation project," said Dr. King
Living Green then issued a statement that read as follows:
"From 1:00 p.m. September 15, 2013 to 5:00 p.m. September 23, 2013 to 5:00 p.m., Donate Boulder | Mudslingers raised funds through a donor advised fund fiscally sponsored by the Living Green Network. Following September 23, 2013, Living Green Network stopped accepting donations on behalf of Donate Boulder | Mudslingers, however all funds received by the Living Green Network during the period specified have been used directly for the flood relief efforts of Donate Boulder | Mudslingers.
"As of October 4, 2013, the fiscal sponsorship between Living Green Network and Donate Boulder | Mudslingers was terminated and per the request of Mudslingers, Living Green Network donated the equipment, materials, and the remaining funds to Four Mile Community Store for the benefit of the volunteer efforts of Mudslingers. Following October 4, 2013, there is no longer any relationship between the Living Green Network and the Mudslingers," said Dr. King.
Living Green’s current goal is to help local organic farmers following the Colorado floods and has joined the Northern Colorado Agriculture Flood Relief Coalition. To serve farmers, Living Green teamed up with Mocavo and Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado (EFCO) and hosted a Halloween Benefit for Flood Relief on Thursday, October 31st in downtown Boulder. All funds raised are for the benefit of farmers and first responders. KKO, Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank, North Boulder Liquor, Dish, Hain Celestial, among others sponsored the event.
Mountain Flower Goat Dairy (MFD), a sustainable agriculture project of Living Green will be leading efforts for farmers through an “act now” grass-roots effort focused on providing assistance to a community often overlooked during a major flood - local organic farmers. Getting local organic farmers up and running as soon as possible is a major goal for Living Green and MFD. The Living Green Network is a Boulder-based 501c3 that establishes fiscally sponsored projects for people with great ideas and the courage to make a positive contribution toward social and environmental well-being.
“We’re dedicated to helping our local farmers, and also recognize the need to assess the irrigation ditch community since they are important for the coordination use, maintenance, and operation of surface water irrigation systems and conveyances, which are critical to farmers,” said Taber Ward, Executive Director. Mocavo CEO Cliff Shaw added, “the farm-to-table community is one of the things that makes Boulder great, and we want to do everything we can to help, so please donate at livinggreennetwork.org.”
Learn more about the Living Green Network at www.livinggreennetwork.org and Mountain Flower Goat Dairy at www.mountainflowerdairy.com/