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Flood Assistance

Aid Request

Canyon Cares is a local non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving the Coal Creek Canyon and Nederland communities by providing financial resources to help with the necessities and urgent needs of our neighbors. If you have been impacted by the September 2013 floods and need financial or physical help to recover, please complete and return this aid request: see attachment at bottom of pageE-mail to Or call 303-642-3201 to arrange for a fax number or paper pick-up. A Canyon Cares board member will contact you for more information and serve as your contact during the application process.

Pastor's Pantry (W 3 - 5 pm)

Our community food pantry at Whispering Pines Church has radically expanded in both hours of operation AND supplies for everyone in the canyon in the current crisis.  

If you hear yourself thinking "That food is for people who have no where else to turn, not for me."  please, please, just know that this food and these supplies are for YOU!  It is for me!  It is for all of us in the canyon with this hardship and challenging new set of circumstances.  

If you are tired and worn by the longer commute, this food is for you!  It is to save extra trips to town, to save an extra thirty minute stop at the grocery store at the end of a long day.  We have just received a huge set of free supplies from Red Cross, and three vehicles full of food and supplies from Ralston Valley High School.  Please, come and share in this blessing.  Pass the word.  

Here is a list of some of the items we have for you, AND EVERYONE!

1. Red Cross Cleaning kits-- brooms, mops, cleaning supplies.  Also, free shovels for your use.
2. Bread, bread, bread!
3. More canned food than you can shake a stick at!
4. Baby supplies.
5. Dog and Cat food.
6. Toothpaste, shampoo, dental floss, lotion, etc.
7. Bleach and plenty of drinking water if your well has been compromised

Tax Resources and Tax Relief for Flood Relief Victims

If you have sustained a loss as a result of the flood and are located in one of the counties declared a disaster byt the President (locally, Jefferson & Boulder counties), you may have a resource to assist in recovery.

To qualify, you must have incurred a lost as a direct result of the flood which is not covered by insurance or other reimbursements specifically to be used for offsetting that loss.  Reimbursements also include repairs/cleanup services provided by relief agencies.  To be deductible, the total losses must be greater than the sum of $100 and 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). 

Victims of the Sept 11, 2013 Colorado storms may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

For more information on tax resources and tax relief, click here.
Karen Kruse,
Oct 12, 2013, 8:41 PM