Salvation Army Feeding Evacuees and First Responders in Colorado

The Salvation Army continues to serve evacuees and first responders impacted by flash flooding in Colorado. More than 10,000 meals have been served in the last three days by volunteers and Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) personnel.

The flooding, which began Wednesday, has impacted parts of 15 counties and damaged or destroyed nearly 19,000 homes, according to emergency management officials.

As of Sunday night, 11,700 people have been evacuated, 1,253 remain unaccounted for, and five people confirmed dead since the floods began. Rescue efforts were hindered Sunday as waves of unrelenting rain swamped already overflowed rivers and streams.

At this point, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services crews are providing feeding services at the following locations:

Boulder
The Salvation Army is serving at the Boulder County Incident Command Post at Linden Avenue and Broadway. Additionally, personnel continue to provide support to evacuees at the Mapleton YMCA (2850 Mapleton Ave  Boulder, CO 80301)

Ft. Collins
The Salvation Army continues to serve meals at Timberline Church (2908 S Timberline Rd Fort Collins, CO 80525). The shelter will remain available long-term over the next 30-90 days.

Jefferson County
The Salvation Army continues to provide support the Jefferson County Incident Command Post: Jefferson County Fair Grounds located at 15200 W 6th Ave. Service Rd., Golden, CO 80401.

To Show Your Support

For supporters interested in donating, monetary donations are needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected during the days of storm ahead and during long-term recovery.

The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in 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

In–kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the disaster area.  However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

For the latest EDS updates, visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. **Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.** 

2 Comments on “Salvation Army Feeding Evacuees and First Responders in Colorado

  1. I live in Milliken and see your truck serving meals and handing out supplies on my way home from work every night. We are a small community that was cut off due to multiple bridges being damaged or destroyed by the flooding. It is heartwarming and reassuring to see your presence in our community. Thank you for all you do, not just for us but for all of those whose lives you touch!

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