The Salvation Army’s relief efforts continue after a week of deadly flash flooding in Colorado.
The flooding has impacted parts of 17 counties in Colorado, damaging or destroying thousands of homes and has left at least eight dead.
The Salvation Army, Kansas and Western Missouri Division, is sending an emergency disaster services (EDS) team to Colorado to assist with relief efforts.
As of this morning, a mobile canteen and been deployed from The Salvation Army of Emporia, Kansas. The canteen will be stocked with food and water to provide meals to flood survivors and first responders and will join eight other Salvation Army mobile canteens currently serving those affected by the flooding.
In just five days, Salvation Army personnel and volunteers have given 734 hours of service to those impacted by the Colorado floods. Emergency disaster services teams have provided 31,575 meals and nutritional items and more than 183,000 beverages to first responders, law enforcement and evacuees since activation.
This week, The Salvation Army prepares to move into Disaster Assistance Centers, which is scheduled to be operating in Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties.
The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief at the following locations: Boulder CountyThe Salvation Army is providing meals to newly evacuated survivors at the Coors Event Center and to 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.
Larimer County The Salvation Army deployed additional personnel to meet the growing need for assistance at Ft. Collins’ long-term shelter Timberline Church.
Logan County Salvation Army disaster personnel from Tucson, AZ, travel to Sterling Middle School to provide assistance.
Providing 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 Milliken Fire Department (101 S Irene Ave Milliken, CO 80543)
How to Help: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 for the Colorado Flood 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.