Donations to assist uninsured flood victims
BURLINGTON, WA — To support the flood relief efforts in Boulder, Colo., Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA) will donate 5% of fees from hands-on restorative drying courses held during October in Burlington, Wash., and Nashville, Tenn. In addition, RSA and Dri-Eaz Products have donated equipment valued at over $20,000 to be used by Boulder Flood Relief to assist uninsured homeowners in the stricken region.
Flooding is rare in the area, and many property owners did not carry flood insurance. “The worst hit in this crisis are those who do not have adequate insurance coverage,” said Brandon Burton, Technical Director of Legend Brands. “We hope RSA’s cash donations and the equipment will make it easier to get everyone back into their homes.”
The donated equipment filled four pallets and weighed more than 2000 lbs. Reddaway Trucking, of Tulatin, Ore. (888-420-8960) is shipping the donation to Boulder Flood Relief at no charge.
The fundraising effort is being led by SteamMaster Restoration and Cleaning in Eagle, Colo. According to Raj Manickam, CEO of SteamMaster, “The property damage is horrendous. The restoration and cleaning industry has stepped up,” said Manickam. “We responded promptly. You can’t drive down a street in the impacted area without seeing a restoration or cleaning company vehicle.”
Individuals wishing to contribute directly to the flood relief effort are urged to contact Boulder Flood Relief at 720-943-4482, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Current needs and relief activities are listed at the organization’s website at boulderfloodrelief.org.
The Colorado Office of Emergency Management reported that more than 17,500 homes have been damaged or destroyed by the floods. Boulder County and surrounding areas received about 20 inches of rain in four days. In many areas, that exceeds the total amount of rainfall for an entire year.