Routt County pitches in for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
September 3, 2017
Local relief efforts continue in Routt County for the 13 million victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, who have endured torrential flooding from up to 50 inches of rain.
On Tuesday, Rex's Family of Restaurants will be donating 50 percent of its food sales to the relief efforts, and a local child care business is accepting contributions.
Young Tracks, at 1647 Mid Valley Drive, across from Post Net, will accept donations through Friday. The groups is seeking unopened wipes, as well as diapers.
Steamboat Zip line is collecting essentials to truck to Texas Tuesday.
The business is located a quarter mile east of mile marker 120 on U.S. Highway 40.
Suggested donations include clothing, toiletries, diapers, non-perishable food, blankets, pillow, baby formula and hand sanitizer.
Golfers can give at Steamboat Golf Club, which, through Labor Day weekend, was donating 10 percent of green fees and merchandise sales.
Both Natural Grocers and City Maker are taking American Red Cross donations at the check out.
Some Steamboat businesses have already made an impact, such as Moose Watch Cafe, which donated a portion of its proceeds from the Main Street Farmers Market.
The Sweetwood Jerky Company sent 250 pouches of its jerky to the Houston Food Bank.
Pets are on the minds of many, and the Routt County Humane Society on Sunday loaded up a trailer with food, kennels, toys and other pet-related items to send to animal welfare organizations in Texas.
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