More than $66,000 of funds are being distributed to flood victims as the result of the Weld County Flood Relief Fund.
The Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County and the United Way of Weld County established a long-term recovery fund on Sept. 14 to help flood victims in Weld County.
“We understand to those who have been affected by the flooding, this may have seemed to take a long time,” said Lyle SmithGraybeal, Vice President of Community Impact for United Way of Weld County, in a news release. “But we must fulfill our promise to our donors that the money is being spent in an accountable, effective way.”
The eight-member fund distribution committee is made up of a board member from each organization, as well as community representatives with experience in fund allocation. The committee has scheduled weekly meetings to review applications and the first round of checks will be distributed right away. This round of allocations totals $66,835 to individuals affected by the floods.
According to the news release, Any flood victims residing in Weld County may apply. Applicants must be able to prove that they lived in an area affected by flooding, and that damage occurred to their property. Documents that could be used to prove this include an insurance adjuster’s report, a contractor bid for repairs, a utility bill showing address, a picture of the damage, receipts for repair expenses, and/or a copy of a vehicle registration. The minimum amount to be awarded is $100, and there is no set maximum. The fund is reserved for basic needs, such as housing assistance, replacing basic furniture, and assistance with purchasing a replacement automobile.
Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to the UWWC office, the Community Foundation office or the Carbon Valley Help Center, at the addresses in the story breakout. Applications are available online at www.UnitedWay-Weld.org/2013flood or www.cfsgwc.org as well as at United Way, The Community Foundation and the Carbon Valley Help Center.
To make a contribution to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund, call either organization during business hours or go online to make a donation at any time. If someone needs assistance in finding recovery help, call 2-1-1 or visit UnitedWay-Weld.org/2-1-1.