Weld Food Bank received an unexpected donation late last month after three corporations came together during an annual dinner and golf tournament to help raise money for those affected by the devastating floods in the area.
Halliburton and Cameron, who both have operations in Colorado, asked about 100 attendees at their annual Mile-High Oilmen’s Dinner on Sept. 18 and golf tournament on Sept. 19, to keep in mind those who have been hit hard by the floods. Attendees did more than that — they helped raise approximately $14,000, which included a dollar-for-dollar match from Synergy Resources Corporation.
“We were overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone that came together to provide us with this much needed donation to continue to feed the hungry right here in Colorado, especially our neighbors that have been affected by the floods,” said Bob O’Connor, Executive Director of Weld Food Bank. “It is still a difficult time for many residents and being able to feed them is one less worry they have, as they work to rebuild and recover.”
The donation will help Weld Food Bank distribute 84,000 meals. Since the devastating floods, the organization has provided affected residents with more than 83,943 meals.
For more information on how you can help, visit Weld Food Bank online at www.weldfoodbank.org or call 970-356-2199.