Bear Hugs for Colorado

The recent flooding in Colorado is truly sad.  So many homes lost, animals without a place to live, roads destroyed…homes gone.  The damage estimates are still early and we won’t know for a long time how many lives have been affected by the terrible storms and flooding that has hit Colorado this month.

  • Left Hand Canyon - Mile Marker 8 - Photo courtesy of Kathryn Stanford
  • A destroyed home and what appears to be a intact, but heavily damaged home along Colorado U.S. 34 and the Big Thompson River in the Big Thompson Canyon in Larimer County Colorado Saturday morning, September 14, 2013. (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post) Copyright - 2013 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group.
  • An extended area of Longmont, Colo., is mostly submerged as flooding continues to devastate the Front Range, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. The flooding has affected parts of a 4,500-square-mile area, almost the size of Connecticut. (AP Photo/John Wark) AP
  • An aerial photograph shows the damage in Lyons from the flood, September 13, 2013. Massive flooding continues to hit Colorado. (Photo By RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) Copyright - 2013 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group.
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  • Left Hand Canyon - Mile Marker 8 - Photo courtesy of Kathryn Stanford
  • An SUV remains in the raging Big Thompson River along U.S. 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon in Larimer County Colorado Saturday morning, September 14, 2013. (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post) Copyright - 2013 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group.
  • Homes in residential neighborhood in Longmont, Colo., are submerged as flooding continues to devastate the Front Range and thousands are forced to evacuate with an unconfirmed number of structures destroyed, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. The dayslong rush of water from higher ground has killed four people and turned towns on Colorado's expansive eastern plains into muddy swamps. (AP Photo/John Wark) AP
  • Camping trailers, most still standing, near a building along the Big Thompson River after recent floods ravaged the area in the Big Thompson Canyon in Larimer County Colorado Saturday morning, September 14, 2013. (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post) Copyright - 2013 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group.

Beginning Tuesday, October 8, you will be able to drop off stuffed animals, quilts and blankets at the following locations:

  • Advanced Pediatric Therapies (8am – 6pm M-F, 1025 Roberta Ln, Sparks)
  • Bosma Business Center (8am – 5 pm M-F, 401 Ryland St., Reno)
  • Heart & Sole Dance Academy (3:30pm – 7:30pm, 5655 Riggins Ct, Reno)
  • MarkUBiz (9a – 4p, 1300 Marietta Wy #103, Sparks)
  • It’s My Community Store (8a – 5p M-F, 325 Harbour Cove Dr, Suite 221, Sparks)
  • Plato’s Closet (10a – 9p M-Sa, 11a – 6p Su, 1535 S. Virginia St., Reno)
  • Reno Art Works (11a – 6p W-Su, 1995 Dickerson Rd, Reno)
  • Reno Bighorns (5a – 10p M-F, 8a – 8p S-S, 9393 Gateway Dr, Reno)
  • Swill Coffee & Wine (7a – 7p M-F, 8a – 3p Sa, 8a – 2p Su, 3366 Lakeside Ct, Reno)
  • Wood Fire Roasted Coffee (9a – 2p M-F, 30 Ohm Pl, Reno)

 

 

And a special thank you to the businesses that are making this possible:

 

 

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