GREELEY — Anadarko Petroleum Corporation made a $300,000 contribution to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund last month.
The fund is a collaboration between the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County and the United Way of Weld County.
Amy Venturi, director of social investment for Anadarko, shared the reasoning and thoughts behind the contribution.
“As members of this community we have committed a variety of resources to help our state overcome the catastrophic flooding, from assisting our neighbors clean up debris to donating funds ... As Coloradoans, we all must work together to help one another and work towards recovery for the long term.”
With this contribution, the fund grew to more than $450,000 in less than one week since inception. Donations are coming in from all across the country, with nearly 200 individuals, in addition to a few considerate companies who have local ties.
In addition to Anadarko, a few companies have stepped up to create corporate match programs as incentive for employees to donate to either the Community Foundation or United Way of Weld County. Both organizations have made strides to simplify the process and minimize fees. All fees have been waived by both organizations for donations to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund.
The main goal of the fund is to focus on intermediate and long-term recovery. Board members from both organizations have developed a fund oversight committee to develop the allocations process and review applications.
To make a contribution to the Weld County Flood Relief Fund, please call either organization during business hours or go online to make a donation at any time. If you or a loved one needs assistance in finding recovery help, call 2-1-1 or visit UnitedWay-Weld.org/2-1-1.