Stan & Bethany's Flood Relief Fund
My name is Christina, I am a mother, wife and nurse born and raised in Boulder, CO. I am also a long time friend of Stan & Bethany.
Stan & I used to work together many years ago and he was even my daughter's preschool teacher twelve years ago.:) I first met Bethany about 6 years ago and have loved her from day one! They both have kind, gentle, funny spirits and are genuinely GREAT people!
The money we are collecting would be used to replace some of the furniture, electronics, collectables & musical equipment that they had to throw away after the basement filled with flood water & TONS of mud. They also lost both of their cars, and have had to come up with large amounts of money for all the extra expenses that have come up as a result of the flood. These are two people who have spent their lives giving to others...now we need to help them. Thank you in advance!
Please continue to help our friends...the need is still great. Thank you! Anything helps.
It's been a bit too long, but we just wanted to come by this site and say THANK YOU to everyone who had opened up their hearts and offered us such amazing support. We plan to send person notes to everyone, as soon as things begin to slow down! Which we are hoping will be shortly! Please know your support has made us not only able to handle this experience, but kept us positive and humbled by each of your thoughts and offers and contributions. Thank you all! We are grateful to have each of you in our lives!
Hi All: We wanted to give a quick update. The mud is gone - kind of - and we are still sanitizing and all. Though I haven't had a chance to thank everyone on this page, there have been several people who have offered financial assistance off of this page, that I wanted to give a nod to: they include, but are not limited to: Ann Erwin the former owner of north village video, Mr and Mrs. Wasmuth (video station customers - there are other customers on this page, too, like Loretta, Steve and Anne Marie who will be getting personal thank yous!), and a woman we had never met before name Kim Boyd (I KNOW, a Boyd helping a Boyd and not even knowing it at the time), plus my clients Tom Joseph Iyoob and Carolyn Keyes. Everyone has been so gracious, supportive and we want to thank you all, and plan to thank you all, but wanted to make sure we didn't forget folks who aren't providing financial support on this site. There are some relatives, as well, who have asked to send us 'gifts' outside of this site, so we want to let them know how much they mean to us, even if they don't want it known to the world. We are so grateful tot he whole community. There are tons of people who also purchased things for us, brought us cookies and food, and got down in the mud with us! Not to mention tools! We are delighted to say that we located a drill that belongs to Liz and John. It's mud covered, but functional. If we borrowed anything from you, please DO remind us, as it's been a long tiring and cloudy couple of weeks. Angela Bowman, we are ready to return your extension cord, come to think of it! Thanks all, and please know, even if we haven't indicated your contribution, yet, we are aware and appreciative of it all!!! (but do remind us, just in case, hee hee).
I also want to acknowledge and thank everyone who has given generously of their time and money, to help us get back on our feet. Everyone whose name appears on this Donation page will receive a personal thank you from us, but it may be a bit. However, I wanted to let everyone know we have seen your lovely and supportive notes and recognize the efforts you have made to reach out to us. Some of you chose to donate anonymously, and we understand, but want to make sure you still know how much your support means to us! It's been a challenge, but thru it all, we know we will be OK, because so many amazing people have reached out to help us. Know your contributions of time and funds are appreciated. We can't express enough our gratitude. Thank you all.
We had a hard day today, Stan's dad went into the hospital in Iowa, on top of everything else. But We also had amazing things happen. Total Strangers came and helped us ALL day, not to mention amazing friends! I posted this on Donate Boulder's FB page, if you didn't see it: We can't express how appreciative we are of #donateboulder. We had multiple crews at Kings Ridge, today, and amazing folks - willing to do whatever it took. Though we have a lot of work to do, it was extraordinary, the support we received. I put up pictures earlier, but not sure if you can get access, so am trying to add them here. Thanks to Adrian and his group, the afternoon group, the folks with trucks/vans/bread trucks, Peter's group, and Cassie's groups. Though everyone's group was incredible, Cassie showed up with a trailer and the driver brought a large load to the landfill, but they made him pay $100 out of his own pocket (because the side of his truck showed he was a commercial entity - even though he was doing a volunteer effort). When he came back, he would not let us pay him - said it was his way of helping out! Amazing, a total stranger paying for our waste removal (former personal possessions) of someone he has never met before. We can't thank everyone enough. Hope you can see the images thru these links, but also attaching a group shot, just in case: https://www.facebook.com/bethany.siegler/posts/10151847642664583 AND https://www.facebook.com/bethany.siegler/posts/10151847953534583 We hope some of your teams can continue to work with us on Sunday, but are so grateful for all the amazing work today!
I'm trying to figure out how this site works, something that would come easier under normal conditions. Our brains and bodies may be overwhelmed, but our hearts are renewed with your words and generosity. So many of you have provided time and physical labor, research skills, offers to clean up the mud caked on the upper floor (which will happen once Servepro is done), lent cars, and places to stay, ran errands, amused me with stupid requests, dug into mud filled waters, made us laugh, and now this... It's so so so beyond our comfort level to ask for help, and we don't want anyone who isn't in the place to donate to even offer a penny. When Christina put this up and showed me, I said I was uncomfortable with it and she reminded me you all wanted to help. I said it was overwhelming us, and she said tell them to just donate enough for a cup of coffee, but it's obvious you guys know Stan's expensive taste in coffee by what you're donating. It's odd, he doesn't spend money in much, but what he did spend it on is all gone. I'd like to thank you all for helping to bring some hope he'll have a chance to reclaim a few of his comfort items, books, music, film, art supplys, while we focus now on furnaces, water heaters, ac units, duct work, walls, oh and cars. Talking to FEMA since insurance doesn't offer anything for floods. But we know we will be ok, because of you. Hearing your comments, and seeing the way you all perceive us it flooding us a different way, our Heart are filled. Words can not express.