Friends of CAIC wrote -
Last year you supported Know Before You Go. The year before, the launch of our mobile app. This year, support your avalanche forecasts! 4 fatalities thus far this season. A January that was plagued by fatalities across North America including numerous accidents in Colorado. And Several large storm cycles that dropped FEET of snow. It has been a busy season and our forecasters have been working hard to keep you in the know about the the ever changing snow conditions.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center operates on limited funding and they do incredible work with what they have. Colorado is a very big place and there are more and more people enjoying the State's spectacular winter backcountry each year. We deserve the best avalanche center in the country. To achieve this goal we need everyone's support. The State of Colorado is incredibly supportive and has increased the CAIC's funding. But to really grow, we need our users to stay involved.
The money raise during this campaign will go toward the following goals.
1. Improve the CAIC's backcountry forecast program. More forecasting staff means more people that are part of a statewide avalanche safety effort. More forecasters will mean more local field data which in turn will create more accurate and timely avalanche forecasts for you, the backcountry user.
2. The Friends of CAIC and CAIC have signed a contract to rebuild the entrie CAIC website. The cost of this rebuild is set at $220,000. We are excited to continually develop the capabilities of our website as well as of the app and we need your help to do that.
3. We have launched Know Before You Go Colorado. This education initiative has reached over 7,000 people here in Colorado since November. This program is run on donations and we want to keep this program free to those that request it.
You want your forecast center, the CAIC, to be the best. Donate today and help us grow and give you the best center in the United States.
Double your Impact:
Several generous donors have put up funds to be matched during this campaign. These matches will be announced over the course of the campaign.
Imagine the possibilities. You donate $25 and it has the power of $50. Raise $1,000 among friends and family and it has the power of $2,000. Your fundraising for us and spreading the word helps us hit our goal that much faster!
WE LOVE GEAR and we know you love gear! So read on about how you can win some fantastic prizes.
Donate $25.00 or more each week to be registered to win prizes! This year we are switching it up. We will draw a winner at the end of the week (Saturday) and that person can pick what he/she wants or needs. Here is a list of prizes.
Voile Charger Skis sz. 181
Salomon Mtn. Explore 88 sz. 177
Kling Mountain Guides AIARE Level 2 Avalanche Course - Hut based
Ortovox 3+, Shovel, Probe
Men's Surprise Package (see below)
Women's Surprise package (see below)
Surprise packages include items from Liberty Skis, Rab, Patagonia, Giro, Vail Mountain Coffee, Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, and Freinds of CAIC
Grand Prize Drawing on April 23: Rocky Mountain Underground Limited Edition Friends of CAIC Carbon North Shore Skis
Don't forget ANY DONATION amount will get you a CAIC Sticker. Just send us your address and we will drop it in the mail!
THE FINE PRINT: Donations received Sunday – Friday of each week will be registered to win corresponding weekly prize. If donor makes multiple donations per week, they will be registered one time per donation. All drawings will take place on Saturday. Winner will be notified via email and announced on Friends of CAIC Facebook page. Every donor during the period of March 13 – April 24 will be registered to win the Grand Prize. One entry will be placed in grand prize drawing for each multiple of $25 (i.e. If a donation of $100 is received, that donor will be put in the grand prize drawing 4 times). All prizes are awarded as is. No exchanges, replacements, or returns will be accepted.
Feel Free to Donate any way you wish.
Donate on Crowdrise.com. Remember you don't have to pay the "Optional Processing Fee". Click on the text and select 0%. Of course we would love it if you covered the processing fee!
Mail: PO BOX 267 Grand Junction, CO 81502
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Any donations that come in via mail or via our online donation platform will be input into crowdrise as offline donations and counted toward the campaign.
Thank you for your support!