Downtown Boulder Businesses Raise Over $75K for Floor Relief Efforts

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Along with Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI), 47 downtown businesses help raise money for the Foothills Flood Relief Fund


[Boulder, CO]  November 1, 2013 - In the days immediately following the September flood, 47 downtown Boulder businesses joined Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI) in an effort to raise money for the community. In total, $75,112 was collected through these efforts and sent to the Foothills Flood Relief Fund.

The ‘Yes We Are Open and Ready to Help’ campaign was developed by DBI in an effort to show united support for fellow business owners and communities who suffered flood-related damage.  The Foothills Flood Relief Fund is administered by the Foothills United Way chapter. Grants from the fund will assist with immediate and longer term needs and will be made to non-profits providing direct services throughout Boulder County.

DBI donated $10,000 of the total amount raised on behalf of its membership base.  “Our district received minimal damage in comparison to other areas in Boulder,” said Sean Maher, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Improvement District.  “Downtown is getting back to business as usual but our thoughts continue to be with those most affected by the flood.  The generosity of our business owners in response to this disaster is what makes our downtown such a special place.”   A complete list of the participating businesses can be found at

About Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI)
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. We work to maintain downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI members support the overall vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. Membership in Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is voluntary and open to any interested person or organization.  (


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