Post Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Hi Downtown Boulder Readers,
The devastation of the past week has created a need for the Boulder community to support each other more than ever. The tragic events that unfolded have taken a toll on us all, and I want to use this blog to offer resources to help you cope through these trying times, as well as to update you on what the downtown Boulder community is doing to help.
Cured donated 100% of profits on March 27 to a handful of organizations that support those who were impacted and which work to make sure tragedies like this don’t happen again. T/Aco and Ruthies have created a 10for10for10 initiative which donates 10% of sales for 10 days to the families of the 10 victims, ending on April 1.
In the week ahead, Where the Buffalo Roam and Jackalope have created a Boulder Strong t-shirt ($20) and all proceeds from sales will be going to the Elevation's Credit Union Victim's Fund. T-Shirts can be purchased at Rebecca's Herbal Apothecary & Supply, Pompadours, Organic Sandwich Company, Mindful Works, Zuni, Ben & Jerry's and Wonder Press. Please check our social media for details. BoCo Life also has a #BoulderStrong shirt you can purchase and all proceeds will go to The Colorado Healing Foundation at the end of next week. Nomad is selling #BoulderStrong stickers for $5.00, and $2.50 from each sticker will go to helping the families of the victims.They also have t-shirts available for $20.
The Museum of Boulder is offering free admission for the ten days following the tragedy. From the money raised in this window of time, the Museum will make a donation towards the Elevations Credit Union efforts to raise $200K. Ben and Jerry's will be donating 10% of their sales from this upcoming weekend (April 3rd and 4th) to the Colorado Healing Fund. Visitors to Open Wall at BMoCA can view the exhibition free of charge March 27 - April 1 and use the healing power of art. The money made from art purchases will support the Crisis Fund and help heal our community.
Yasso has also made a large contribution to the community. They have made a $100,000 donation to the Colorado Healing Fund and they will also be donating all proceeds from online sales at Yasso.com now through May 31st, to CHF as well. In addition, they have comitted to match all additional donations from local businesses, up to $50,000, to the Colorado Healing Fund. Brands who want to participate should email proof of their donation to email@example.com.
I encourage you all to seek support in any way you feel fit, as no individual should have to cope with this trauma on their own. Consider the following resources for help and updates:
The Boulder Police Department Twitter
Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS CU Boulder)
Office of Victim Assistance (OVA CU Boulder)
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP CU Boulder)
To donate or help those impacted:
Community Foundation Crisis Fund
Elevations Credit Union Victims Fund
The Boulder County Crisis Fund
Our community sticks together through thick and thin, and part of that means being there for each other during hardships. I hope that these resources are of help to you, and may we continue to remember and love those we have lost.
Mentioned in this Post: Dedalus Wine Shop & Market, Jackalope & Co. International, Museum of Boulder, Ruthies Boardwalk Social, T/ACO, Where the Buffalo Roam