Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant for their flood relief work in the Lyons and Longmont communities. The Sky Ranch Flood Relief Program is a hands-on relief effort in response to the historical flooding that caused over $2 billion in damage throughout Northern Colorado last fall. The program started out with about 100 people but has grown to involve over 400 individuals contributing more than 8,800 volunteer service hours in the Lyons, Longmont, and Boulder areas so far this summer.
Out of state volunteer groups are hosted at First and Bethlehem Lutheran Churches in Longmont, Colorado. Partnering organizations include United Way of Boulder County, the City of Longmont, Habitat for Humanity, the Long Term Flood Recovery group in Lyons, and the Rocky Mountain Synod.
It is our goal to provide incredible opportunities for our groups to not only serve those with needs in Northern Colorado, but also to learn from those we serve. Everyone has a story and we are excited to meet people affected by the floods, learn their stories and walk alongside them in relief. We are there to build relationships and leave a lasting impact on the communities we serve in. Check out some of the stories on Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp Facebook page.
We are thankful to the Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation for their support in making this program so successful! As mentioned on their Facebook page:
“At Oskar Blues, we dig beer, bikes, music, food and family – and we’re rallying around what we love to raise money for the things that matter. Whether it’s helping prevent child abuse, providing meals for those in need, working with local bike groups to improve trail access, or rolling up our sleeves and digging out our neighbors from the recent flood, Oskar Blues has always been about community. The Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation – makin’ a difference.”