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: BoulderThe 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. CollinsThe 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 CountyThe 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.
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 ArmyP.O. Box 60006Prescott, 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/.