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Gary and Carol Burkholder were preparing to leave Steamboat Springs on Thursday morning for Timberline Church in Fort Collins with a load of flood relief supplies including diapers, baby formula, bottled water, clothing and backpacks. Steamboat residents had all day Wednesday to bring supplies to the parking lot of Centennial Bank in Wildhorse Marketplace where a larger shipping container awaits.

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Northwest Colorado pitches in to send relief to flood victims

The Steamboat Institute collected supplies Wednesday to assist communities on Colorado's Front Range that have been devastated by historic flooding.


Gary Burkholder 3 years, 8 months ago

The people of Northwestern Colorado all deserve a big thank you for the generous donations to the flood victims. There was three loads from Steamboat alone. I heard that Craig filled a shipping container, and the residents of Meeker helped fill that one. A woman who had just won four dollars on a scratch ticket on her birthday, tried to give that money to the cause. There was a truck load of hay,lots of feed for the four legged victims, plus everything from diapers to towels. While this shows how much we all wanted to do something, it was Jennifer Schubert-Akin and her husband Rick Akin who grabbed the bull by the horns and provided us with a means in which we could relieve some of our feelings of helplessness for the flood victims. So thank you Rick and Jennifer,of The Steamboat Institute, for making North West Colorado a better place to live.


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