2022's Ten-For-CoCoRaHS Year-End Fundraiser.
Thank you for helping us meet our goal!!
CoCoRaHS's year-end ended strong thanks to all of you out there. You all helped us to beat our goal of $175,000 by a significant amount. Thank you!
As part of our precipitation themed campaigns in the past, our fundraiser was focused on "Flash Floods". These devastating meteorological events come on suddenly and can take many of us by surprise, often with tragic results. Our message is to be aware of this deadly potential depending on your location and what actions to take or not, to keep you safe if you happen to be caught in one. "Turn around, don't drown!, "Climb to higher ground!", "Don't get swept away!" and "Stay clear of floodwater!" are just some of the wise sayings that are featured on this year's t-shirt (which sports a tasteful "album cover look" depicting heavy rainfall from above quickly turning into rapidly moving water) which we hope those around you will read and take to heart. More than just raising funds, we want you to become savvy and stay safe when it comes to flooding.
We can't say enough how thankful we are for each of you who take the time and effort to measure precipitation (or the lack of) at your location as often as you can. Our observers are what makes CoCoRaHS tick. At this time close to 25,000+ active observers make CoCoRaHS the premier precipitation network that it is today and the largest source of daily precipitation measurements in North America and possibly the world. Daily precipitation observations stretch from the coast of Labrador on the Atlantic in the northeast, southward to the U.S. Virgin Islands onward to Guam and villages of Alaska in the Pacific.
CoCoRaHS is not just about collecting precipitation data as we have learned from many. many observers including a woman in Michigan who put it so well last year that her statement is worth repeating again, "I used to check the rain gauge in conjunction with my dog’s morning routine. Now that she is (very) sadly gone, CoCoRaHS has held me to the habit of exiting the house. Checking my daily “gauge catch” gets me outdoors first thing, into the day—the REAL day. In addition to making a smidgeon of a contribution as a citizen scientist, I receive the benefits of smelling the air, gazing at the sky, hearing the birds and the breeze. It is a gift I give to myself, and honestly, I might end up skipping it if I didn’t have CoCoRaHS as a welcome prod."
As in previous year's we were able to offer a special thank you gift available to all who made a donation of $60 or more. This year, it was CoCoRaHS "Flash Flood" t-shirt
and it sure turned out great. A charcoal colored shirt with orange, white and navy blue graphics. A long-sleeved shirt was available for donations of $100 or more (but you are still able to choose a short sleeve shirt instead). Shirts will be mailed out in February or earlier.
Wording on the back of the shirt: "Flash Flood - "Flooding caused by rapidly rising water level in streams, creeks, rivers, or other waterways, normally dry stream beds, or in urban areas, usually as a result of intense rainfall over a relatively small area or for moderate to intense rainfall over highly saturated or impervious land surfaces, and generally occurring within minutes to several hours of the rainfall event." - AMS Glossary of Meteorology."
Wording on the outside border: "Turn Around Don't Drown", "Don't Get Swept Away", "Climb to Higher Ground" and "Stay Clear of Floodwater!".
Your gift to support the CoCoRaHS Program may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax adviser to determine the tax-deductibility of your gift.
If you would still like to make a gift, you may print a form
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if you prefer.
*Please note that all donations received will directly support the CoCoRaHS Network and its sustainability. No funds received will go to NOAA's National Weather Service, which is a great advocate of CoCoRaHS.