McGregor Mountain Blog

Donating to Crossroads

February 6, 2014

Our 3rd and final month of donations to Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park came to a close with December reservations. We were able to raise an additional $310 to bring our grand total to just under $2,000! December reservations slowed down a bit compared to previous months, but we were still able to give back to our community and couldn’t have done it without your help! So THANK YOU!

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We *really* wish we could have given more, but we were also greatly affected by the flood, financially, with cancellations during our busiest time of year. While we feel very blessed that our property remained in tact with relatively little damage, we did have to get creative in order to help our our neighbors in need. For every reservation taken we would donate $10 to Crossroads. This enabled us to give back to our community in its greatest time of need and encourage people to book with us asap, helping bring cash in to keep the business operating. And it worked! So again, THANK YOU!!

And we are thrilled to have donated to Crossroads here in Estes! Just to fill you in on what they have been doing with our, and many many other, donations, here is a rundown:

Flood Relief Services Provided Through Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park

Flood relief services assist with direct  and indirect impacts of the September 2013 flood for individuals and families of the R-3 School District, whether in Larimer or Boulder Counties, and may include persons displaced by the flood, whose residence is or was outside the school district. Flood relief services are funded through contributions and grants made to Crossroads Ministry that were designated for flood relief.

AS OF 2-04-14

$356,805     flood relief contributions / grants received to date

$208,706     flood relief expenditures to date

$148,099     unexpended balance flood relief contributions/grants

$        770     average cost of an assist

271 flood relief assists to date

  • 113 housing assists: rent, mortgage
  • 49 houshold: generators, water tanks, mold remediation supplies, etc…
  • 32 debris removal, clean up
  • 29 transportation assists: auto rental, lease, other
  • 29 utility assists
  • 16 medical assists
  • 3 laundry assists

As one can see, these donations are going to good use and directly impacting, in a very positive way, victims of the flood. This helped those whose jobs got washed away, who’s homes were uninhabitable but they still had to pay their mortgages AND rent for additional housing, those who could still live in their houses but had no water or power, etc… It helped those who had their transportation stuck across the river or whose vehicle had been washed away. Helped many who needed massive amounts of debris cleared or cleaned up. The point is, these donations were a huge benefit to many and an answer to a lot of hurting people’s prayers.

THANK YOU! From all of us here at McGregor and the Estes Valley!

Crossroads is still anticipating a need for flood relief and assists well into 2015. The ‘emergency’ phase of their flood relief is wrapping up, but there will be an ongoing need for assists, especially for the lower income individuals and families of the area. If you feel that you would like to help, you can make a donation to Crossroads here: https://my.simplegive.com/g3/

Be sure to make the donation for ‘Estes Park Flood Relief.’

Crossroads of Estes Park can also be contacted by calling 970.577.0610 or by visiting the following page: http://crossroadsministryofep.org/?page_id=15



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