Footsteps For Flood Relief: 5,000 Meters Because We Care
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Footsteps For Flood Relief raised $3,734.62
for the victims of the 2008 flooding

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In response to the devastating floods of 2008, we hosted a 5K run/walk to raise funds for families in the Cedar Valley that were affected by the floods.

Footsteps for Flood Relief: 5,000 Meters Because We Care will took place on April 4th, 2009 at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

The 241 race particpants showed they cared by raising $3,732.62 for the Cedar Valley United way to give to the families in need after last year's flooding.



Proceeds raised will go to the United Way to benefit families in the Cedar Valley affected by the 2008 flooding.

Questions or comments? Would you like more information about how to give a donation or become a sponsor for our event? Contact us at

Flood Facts:

* 85 of the 99 counties in Iowa were declared Presidential Disaster Areas.

* $946 million are needed to rebuild or repair damaged housing in Iowa.

* The Cedar River crested on June 11th, 2008 at 102.8 feet in Cedar Falls and 25.9 feet in Waterloo, beating the previous records by 4 and 6 feet respectively.

* Approximately 1500 residents of Cedar Falls applied for FEMA relief.

* 400-500 homes were damaged in the North Cedar region of Cedar Falls alone.

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