Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
In response to the devastating flood that ravaged Boulder County late last week, Weedmaps.com has launched the Colorado Flood Relief Fund to help the area begin its healing process. All donations made to the fund, which is hosted by Fundraise.com, will go directly to the communities most affected by the flood, including Boulder, Lyons, and Coal Creek.
Weedmaps jumpstarted the campaign on Wednesday, September 18 with a $5,000 donation and expects members of the Colorado cannabis community and beyond to make sizeable donations in the coming days. The Colorado Flood Relief Fund has set its fundraising goal at $100,000 and hopes to hit this goal within two weeks.
The Colorado Flood Relief Fund is the first national fund set up to bring relief to the Boulder Flood victims, and the campaign’s goal is to gain Nationwide support and for businesses, both cannabis-related and beyond, to make a positive impact on a community in need.
Weedmaps founder and CEO Justin Hartfield stated that “This fund is not about marijuana—it’s about helping Colorado recover from an unprecedented disaster. Anyone can donate to this fund and we encourage other companies with a presence in Colorado-- from Whole Foods to Google--to make a donation to this fund.”
Weedmaps has an office in the Denver Tech Center and over 20 employees in Colorado. In the past, the company has participated in events like a charity golf tournament for Multiple Sclerosis. Hartfield added, “Boulder is home for Weedmaps and some if its employees, and we’ve seen first hand the devastation the flood has caused. Our community is tight-knit, strong, and will lend its time and assets to this important cause.”
The company will also send some of its employees to Boulder County in the coming weeks to lend a hand and work firsthand with the community as it continues to recover from this natural disaster.
You can donate to the fund by visiting to Fundraise.com/coloradoflood.