Many Colorado State University employees, students, and retirees have been evacuated, and an unknown number have lost homes and other property as a result of recent flooding in Northern Colorado.
Last year, more than 400 members of our CSU family rallied, raising nearly $60,000 to help victims of the High Park Fire. The need this time is even greater, as the devastation is more widespread. Your colleagues, friends, and students need your help:
- An Agricultural Sciences student and her teenage son escaped Lyons with their lives and what they had on their backs. The St. Vrain River swallowed everything they own.
- A 23-year CSU employee and his family were severely affected by last summer’s High Park Fire. Last week, the Poudre River made the road to their house impassable.
- A staff member in the Department of Atmospheric Science and her family fled their home in the Big Thompson Canyon. It may be months before they can return.
- A College of Business professor, his wife, and two sons escaped unharmed when a flooded stream undercut their home. Two large rooms and part of the garage were swept away and the house is not habitable.
Your gift to CSUCares will provide emergency funds to members of our CSU family as they rebuild their homes and lives. One hundred percent of the money donated to this fund will be used to help members of our CSU community. While this fund will be used now to assist those impacted by the floods, it will remain in place to assist those in the CSU community who are impacted by future qualifying disasters.