A Colorado Flood Relief fundraiser that ran for 6 1/2 hours Wednesday raised more than $1 million for flood relief efforts.
Coloradans have been affected by wide-spread flooding that has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands and will require clean-up and recovery for weeks, months and potentially years to come.
7NEWS joined forces for "Colorado Flood Relief," to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts in Colorado and Community Food Share, which will equally split donations between Community Food Share, serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties, The Food Bank for Larimer County, and Weld Food Bank.
7NEWS contributed $10,000 to help Colorado recover. This donation was made possible by the Scripps Howard Foundation, an organization dedicated to charitable work and operated by parent company, E.W. Scripps. The foundation helps build healthy communities and improve the quality of life through support of various community initiatives.
The fundraiser started at 4 p.m and collected over 1 million by 10:30 p.m..
"We are grateful for the support of the community thus far, and we are turning to you to help ensure we have the resources to continue to meet our Colorado communities’ needs," said Gino Greco, CEO of the American Red Cross of Colorado. "We hope to mobilize our community to give what they can to help us respond to the devastating flooding."
Jim Baldwin, CEO for Community Food Share, noted, "The three food banks, which serve Boulder and Broomfield Counties, Larimer County, and Weld County, are using our existing networks of over 230 agencies combined to distribute food now and as needed down the road. With the generous support of our media partners and the entire community, we will strive to have sufficient resources to help our neighbors."