Salvation Army Continues Flood Relief Efforts in Colorado
It’s been nearly a week since the severe flooding, caused by an unexpected torrential downpour, began in Colorado.
The relentless waters have spread across 17 counties, destroying over 2,500 homes and killing eight people. Hundreds remain missing.
The Salvation Army is continuing support, having provided more than 20,000 meals and nutritional items and 85,560 drinks to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees.
With the growing need for assistance, The Salvation Army has spread their services to additional flood impacted areas including Weld, Morgan, and Logan counties.
With the threat of more rainfall, The Salvation Army is preparing to provide for additional areas that may be affected. Additional Salvation Army emergency disaster personnel called in to manage increased needs arrived from Utah, Wyoming, Montana, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Washington.
The Salvation Army prepares to move into Disaster Assistance Centers, which is scheduled to be operating in Boulder, Weld, and Larimer Counties in the next 48 hours.
The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief at the following locations:
The Salvation Army is providing meals to newly evacuated survivors at the Coors Event Center and for first responders, law enforcement and rescue workers at the Boulder County Incident Command Post at Linden Avenue and Broadway. Additional support for evacuees is available at the Mapleton YMCA (2850 Mapleton Ave Boulder, CO 80301)
The Salvation Army will continue to serve meals at long-term shelter Timberline Church, where personnel served more than 800 meals yesterday and even cared for evacuees’ pets.
The Salvation Army continues to provide support to St. Vrain Memorial Community Center (700 Longs Peak Ave. Longmont, CO 80501) and Mead High School (12750 County Road 7 Longmont, CO 80504)
The Salvation Army continues to provide support to National Guard at the Arvada Fire Training Center (6651 Indiana Street, Arvada Colorado).
The Salvation Army continues to serve first responders and law enforcement at the Miliken Fire Department (101 S Irene Ave Milliken, CO 80543)
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 Emergency Disaster Services alerts, visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/.