Our hearts and prayers go out to the Colorado community on the deaths and horror that took place on Monday, March 22, 2021. The Lyons Recorder will list here over the coming week any proven legitimate organizations that are reaching out to help the community survive this tragedy.
EVERYONE CAN DO THIS FROM HOME == “breathes for 10 victims” from home at 8pm==for 10 days.
The City of Boulder invites the entire Boulder wide community – and the world – to join together to honor the victims of the Boulder shooting.
Together, we will honor those lost and hold space for the loved ones they leave behind. Please join us at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 as we come together as a community. We want to create an opportunity to safely mourn in this difficult time.
When : Starting Saturday, March 27 at 8 p.m. for 10 days.
What : On the first night, step outside and take 10 slow breaths, followed by 10 minutes of silence. Each breath and each minute is to honor the lives lost in the tragic Boulder shooting. We invite you to continue this practice as you are able and to put a light or electric candle in your window each night through April 5, 2021.
Who : Everyone. The impact of this tragedy stretches across our community and nation. If you love Boulder or just want to support us in this difficult time, we invite you to join in this collective moment.
How to Help Those Suffering
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF BOULDER COUNTY:
Community Foundation Boulder County has established a fund to support the victims, their families, and our entire community in dealing with and processing this heartbreaking event. We do so in partnership with the City of Boulder, Rose Community Foundation, Together Colorado (a faith coalition including Westview Church, Congregation Har Hashem, Congregation Bonai Shalom, First Congregational Church and Boulder Mennonite Church), and the Colorado Healing Fund.
The Boulder County Crisis Fund will support the needs of those directly affected and the needs of our community to heal.
Tax-deductible donations will help fund these efforts and can be made any of the following ways:
Checks made out to “Community Foundation Boulder County” with “Crisis Fund” in the memo line can be mailed to Community Foundation Boulder County, 1123 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO, 80302.
(Any funds raised in excess of need will go towards a general fund for future local crises.)
If you would like your support to go solely to the victims and families that were physically affected by yesterday’s attack:
Colorado Healing Fund
In the aftermath of mass violence, victims need immediate and long-term support. CHF provides a secure way to donate to victims of these tragedies. We work with victim service partners to identify victim needs and fill the gaps in financial resources. 5% of each donation will support CHF operations. https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=40167
OFFICER ERIC TALLEY/ Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation
If you would like to support memorial services and the family of Officer Eric Talley, please direct your support to the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation at: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NTU5ODY=
SUPPORT THE EMPLOYEES at KING SOOPER
At this time, the grocery chain will be paying employees their wages until the end of the week. Many will not be returning. The UNION has set up a fund to help these people == quote:
UFCW Local 7 Fund for Those Affected by the Boulder Mass Shooting
Our hearts are broken as we continue to learn of the events and senseless acts of violence that transpired at King Soopers in South Boulder on March 22nd. We are setting up this special fund for our members and the affected families.
We thank all of you for the outpouring of support that you have shown for members of our union family and the many lives that these events have affected. —-Checks (made out to UFCW Local 7) may be mailed to: Boulder Fund, c/o UFCW Local 7, 7760 W. 38th Ave., Suite 400, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033—-Or go to this page to make a donation: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/ufcw-local-7-fund
GOVERNOR JARED POLIS: As we continue to mourn the loss of 10 Coloradans in the #BoulderShooting, many are looking for ways they can help.
Here is a list of organizations that are working to help the families of the victims and those who were affected.
Colorado Healing Fund: https://bit.ly/3fahqIj
Community Foundation Boulder County: https://bit.ly/3cZCKxD
Boulder County Injured And Fallen Officers Fund: https://bit.ly/3sggMNt
Colorado Fallen Heroes Foundation: https://www.cofallenhero.org/
*It is possible that GoFundMe accounts will be established by members of our community. We encourage you to use caution when donating to individuals or organizations you do not know personally. The organizations listed above are in direct partnership with local and state partners and will work diligently and with integrity.
Help for You
Go to LYONS RECORDER ARTICLE on “Emotional/Mental support during a crisis (resource list)”
View a list of places to contact to talk about your emotions, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, stress, and more.
Includes specifics for Boulder County/Larimer County.
*****It’s OK to NOT be OK*****
==Colorado Crisis Services: Colorado’s statewide service for mental health. Confidential crisis support, information and referrals are available 24 hours/7days – STATEWIDE
==Boulder County recommends
DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
==Lyons Area Churches: contact information, if you would like to get some counseling
==LEAF=Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund = Contact Cherie Maureaux, LEAF mental wellness counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the services, go to: https://www.leaflyons.org/mental-wellness–addiction-recovery.html
==Mental Health Partners: Clinicians are operating remotely at this time and offering mental health services to community members. Call (303) 443-8500 to schedule and appointment of visit the Walk-In clinic: 3180 Airport Road, Boulder
==If you are in need of support in the aftermath of what has happened, please join today or tomorrow with a licensed therapist for coping with trauma. It is okay not to be okay, it is okay to reach out, and its okay to feel what you are feeling.
Thu, Mar 25, 2021, 5:30 PM
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/making-it-through-together…
Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 12:00 PM
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/making-it-through-together…
Message from LEAF: “We are collectively sad and grieving as a community after learning the names of the victims of Monday’s shooting at the Table Mesa King Soopers. Our beloved community is feeling unsafe after experiencing such a tragic loss of life. Today (March 24th) at 1pm, LEAF’s mental health therapist, Cherie Maureaux, is hosting a virtual Zoom where we can come together to grieve, mourn, and connect. Please join us during this difficult time as we honor ourselves, the fallen, the families, and support personnel involved. Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone affected. We are a community known for coming together in the hard times. Please join us today at 1pm to collectively share, be uplifted, and mourn. Love is the reason for life, even in the darkest of hours. Take care of yourself and the ones you love.
Vigil Meeting Time: Mar 24, 2021 01:00 – 2:00 PM Mountain Time Join Zoom Meeting.
March 28 – 7 p.m. Sandstone Park — VIGIL in LYONS to honor the victims, families and support personnel of the Table Mesa King Sooper tragedy. Live music by local musicians. (note, the time has changed to 7 p.m.)