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#BoulderStrong Community Resource Center

#BoulderStrong Community Resource Center

Coming together to support all of those affected

 

DENVER, CO – April 22, 2021 – King Soopers today announced that the #BoulderStrong Community Resource Center at 603 S. Broadway will continue to support the needs of our associates, families, survivors and the community affected by the recent Boulder, CO supermarket tragedy. The Community Resource Center will continue to be open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

The Community Resource Center is a place of comfort, rest, gathering and a setting where caring professionals and experts are available to provide mental health services and assistance to those who have been traumatized by this event. King Soopers associates, customers and community members can meet with counselors and other professionals from Mental Health Partners. Veterans Affairs, Red Cross, victim’s advocacy experts, and experience mental health services with trauma counselors, comfort dogs, and massage and acupuncture therapy.

 

“The entire King Soopers family together with the Boulder community continue to stand with all of those who were lost and stand with those who were victims of this senseless tragedy.  We will continue to be here for the community as we begin the long healing process,” said Steve Burnham, President of King Soopers/City Market. “Our hope is that this Community Resource Center provides a safe space for the community to come together, support one another and grieve and heal together.”

 

“The mental health of the Boulder community has always been, and especially in the aftermath of this type of incident, will remain our priority,” said Kevin Braney, Lead for MHP’s Incident Command Team for the event. “Starting in the immediate aftermath of this tragic incident, Mental Health Partners has provided crisis care, counseling and other supportive services to King Soopers associates, victims’ families and the any community member who was impacted. We will continue to work alongside King Soopers, the City of Boulder and others as a pillar of support for our community now, and in the future.”

 

For assistance with ADA accessibility, please contact the Community Resource Center at (303) 778-2703 or email boulderresourcecenter@kingsoopers.com. For emergency assistance with a mental health crisis, please call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255), text TALK to 38255 or go directly to our 24/7 walk-in center at 3180 Airport Road, Boulder

 

To accelerate critical response efforts, King Soopers and Colorado Healing Fund (CHF) are also offering customers easy ways to donate to the community. Customers can easily and quickly support CHF in the following ways:

  • Round Up or Make a Donation at the Check Stand: Customers can now round up their purchase to the nearest dollar or commit a donation of their choice ($1, $5 and $10 in value) at check lanes
  • Direct Giving (Online): Customers can direct individual gifts in the amount of their choice to coloradohealingfund.org
  • Text Option: Customers can donate by texting BoulderStrong to 243725

 

About King Soopers

At King Soopers, a company of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are 26,000 associates who serve customers daily through a seamless shopping experience throughout Colorado. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.

 

About Mental Health Partners
In alignment with our mission, “Healing is our purpose, Help is our promise, Health is our passion,” Mental Health Partners (MHP) provides immediate access to expert mental health and substance use care, so people can enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives. For emergency assistance with a mental health crisis, please call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255), text TALK to 38255 or go directly to our 24/7 walk-in center at 3180 Airport Road, Boulder. For additional support regarding community trauma and mourning, visit: www.mhpcolorado.org/community-in-mourning.

 

Media Contact:

King Soopers: Kelli McGannon, Corporate Affairs

303.358.2309