Individuals and business representatives from 11 different organizations were recognized for their efforts in the recent floods by the Firestone Mayor and Board of Trustees at its Oct. 23, 2013, meeting. The financial support, volunteer efforts and leadership provided by these organizations to the Firestone and Carbon Valley communities during the floods showed their dedication to helping those in need and giving back to the communities.
“The selfless acts of these individuals and businesses are an example of what Firestone is all about,” said Mayor Chad Auer. “I have never been more proud of Firestone and the region. This is the best of Colorado.”
The organizations recognized helped in numerous ways including: contributing monetary donations; supplied bottled water; donated sandbags, gravel and supplies; helped in the cleanup efforts; provided food and shelter; made resources available; organized volunteer efforts; provided emergency response and more.
Organizations and groups that were recognized include: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Carbon Valley Help Center, Costco, Encana Oil & Gas, Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, Halliburton, The Home Depot-Firestone, Rocky Mountain Christian Church, 2013 Flood Service Crew, United Way of Weld County and L.G. Everist.
In addition, United Power representatives announced their donation to the local flood relief efforts of $25,000. Ginny Buczek, president of the board of directors and director representing the west district, said of that money, $10,000 will be presented to the Carbon Valley Help Center for its ongoing efforts in helping those in need in the area. Also present from United Power was Ron Asche, CEO, and Bill Meier, senior community affairs representative.