RISING ABOVE: THE FLOOD OF 2008 Z102.9's flood recovery efforts involved selling "Rising Above" shirts. We raised over $87,000 for the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. In August many families who had been devastated by the flood had to get ready to go back to school with no extra money to buy new backpacks, clothes, or shoes. So Z102.9 opened up "School Town." School Town operated on the same premise as Z102.9's Gown Town. We asked for donations, set up a store, and allowed families affected by the flood to shop free of charge.