UPDATE: Out-of-state Assistance Requested to Combat Colorado Flooding
Denver, CO (September 12, 2013 12:00 PM) – The Salvation Army responded to its first request for assistance from Boulder County this morning around 1:00AM. In the hours following this initial call, Salvation Army disaster response teams have worked alongside the State of Colorado, Boulder County, Larimer County and Jefferson County to develop a relief and assistance plan.
Recently, The Salvation Army requested the immediate deployment of its emergency disaster personnel from Ogden, Utah, to provide additional assistance as rains continue to fall in Colorado. Casper’s disaster service team has been placed on standby and is prepared to deploy to Colorado when called.
Currently, The Salvation Army is providing disaster relief in the following locations:
- The Salvation Army’s Aurora 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.
- The Salvation Army is currently providing disaster relief supplies to the Boulder County Airport via police escort.
- A Salvation Army mobile feeding unit has deployed to provide 150 meals for first responders and rescue workers at the Boulder County Incident Command Post located at Linden Avenue and Broadway.
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.
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.