LYONS, Feb. 27, 2014 – The Lyons Community Foundation unveils plans to continue Rebuild Lyons with a broader focus encompassing critical community projects.

Many critical needs persist in Lyons including a dire gap in affordable housing and parks that are not safe for children. Although daunting, our community is determined to rebuild affordable housing, care for our residents, rebuild our parks, businesses, and public infrastructure. Long-term recovery efforts are underway and need our support. “LCF plays a vital role in Lyons flood recovery by connecting people who care with recovery projects that matter” says Julie Van Domlen, Mayor of Lyons. 

Applications to the Rebuild Lyons Fund can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Lyons Community Foundation Advisory Board. Grant applications are available here. Our goal is to make initial grant funding recommendations as soon as mid-April. 

To our many generous supporters: Thank you! We still need you! “We are excited to be continuing the successful Rebuild Lyons flood recovery campaign to support the most critical needs in the Lyons community. We hope to raise and award another million dollars this year,” declares Emily Dusel, LCF Executive Director.

2014 Annual Blood Drive - Sunday April 20th

Lyons Community Foundation Blood Drive Needs You! The annual Easter blood drive is Sunday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and we need donors! There are plenty of open appointment times, and we really want to fill the bus! Just an hour out of your busy day, and you’ll help save a life. The blood van will be at Sandstone Park. Thanks to the Walt Self center, for hosting our “recovery area.”

Register on-line at, (just specify Lyons in the location), or call (303) 363-2300. It’s easy! Donors must be at least 18 years of age, though 16 and 17 year olds are welcome with parental consent. If you’re not sure if you can give they’ll pre-screen you over the phone, and of course all the rules are on-line.

Donating blood saves lives. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a transfusion of blood. Thousands of donors per week are needed just in Colorado, to fill the needs of our communities. Consider dropping by to sign up for the bone marrow registry. A simple cheek swab, and you may safe the life of a leukemia patient. No appointment necessary for these. If you have more questions, please contact Sandy Banta at (720) 771-7195, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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