The Salvation Army Responds as Waters Rise in Colorado
Days of torrential downpours have caused flash flooding in Colorado, killing at least three people and forcing hundreds to flee to safer elevations. Heavy rains continue to push through impacted communities as emergency personnel strive to maintain rescue efforts.
In the early hours Thursday morning, The Salvation Army responded to a Boulder County request to support shelter operations at the Mapleton YMCA following severe local flooding. Additionally, The Salvation Army’s Ft. Collins emergency disaster services team deployed to Lyons this morning.
The Salvation Army is currently working with the State of Colorado and Larimer County to develop a feeding and transportation plan as rain continues to fall across the area.
Currently, The Salvation Army is providing disaster relief in the following locations:
In Aurora, CO, The Salvation Army’s location at 802 Quari Court is now an evacuation point. Emergency disaster services personnel are currently preparing for the possibility that this location will become a feeding and assistance site.
In Boulder County, The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief supplies to the Boulder County Airport via police escort.
The Salvation Army is on standby to provide disaster relief assistance at shelters in the following counties pending road access: El Paso County, Larimer County and Jefferson County.
The Salvation Army is there to serve. If you are need of assistance, please contact The Salvation Army in your area by visiting www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.
100% of your disaster donations are used to support of local disaster relief operations. To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Floods.”
You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Floods” and sent to:
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304
For the latest Emergency Disaster Services alerts, visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.