To mark the five year anniversary of the June 2008 flood, the City of Cedar Rapids is declaring June 13, 2013 as Show You Care Day, in partnership with KCRG-TV9’s Show You Care program, The Gazette and United Way of East Central Iowa.
“Cedar Rapids received incredible community support immediately following the flood of 2008. We want to encourage that support again five years later on June 13, 2013,” said Mayor Ron Corbett. “We want this day to be a remembrance of what happened and a commemoration of our community’s resilience and strength.”
Call to Show You Care
All citizens are encouraged to show support for their community by volunteering to help others during the month of June, especially on Show You Care Day on June 13. Dozens of volunteer opportunities are available on the United Way of East Central Iowa’s website www.uweci.org.
Moment of Remembrance
The Cedar River crested at 10:15 a.m. on June 13, 2008. Five years later, we request that all Cedar Rapids residents pause at 10:15 a.m. on June 13, 2013 to remember what happened and how far we’ve come since the devastating disaster. Share your flood story with a neighbor, coworker or friend at this important moment in our community’s history.
Show You Care Day Event on June 13
The City of Cedar Rapids and KCRG will host a live event from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on June 13 on May’s Island. During this event, community members will share their flood recovery stories of triumph and tribulation. The event will broadcast live on KCRG-TV9, KCRG 9.2 and KCRG.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.