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Outreach

CSUCares can be lifeline for CSU family members impacted by floods

September 18, 2013

Many CSU employees, students and retirees have been evacuated, and an unknown number have lost homes and other property as a result of recent flooding in Northern Colorado.

CSU's Christman Field is being utilized by the Colorado National Guard as a staging area for flood recovery.CSU has a long history of community outreach and also has a tradition of supporting its own in times of need. That’s why CSUCares was established.

Victims throughout the area

Last year more than 400 members of our CSU family rallied, raising nearly $60,000 via CSUCares to help victims of the High Park Fire. The need this time is even greater, as the devastation is more widespread. Your colleagues, friends, and students need your help:

  • An Agricultural Sciences student and her teenage son escaped Lyons with their lives and what they had on their backs. The St. Vrain River swallowed everything they own.
  • A 23-year CSU employee and his family were severely affected by last summer’s High Park Fire. Last week, the Poudre River made the road to their house impassable.
  • A staff member in the Department of Atmospheric Science and her family fled their home in the Big Thompson Canyon. It may be months before they can return.

CSUCares: 100 percent of your gift goes to victims

Your gift to CSUCares will provide emergency funds to members of our CSU family as they rebuild their homes and lives. One hundred percent of the money donated to this fund will be used to help members of our CSU community. While this fund will be used now to assist those impacted by the floods, it will remain in place to assist those in the CSU community who are impacted by future qualifying disasters.

Easy to donate or apply for assistance

Making an online donation is easy. You can also give via payroll deduction.

It’s also easy for those in need to apply online for funding.