Denver, CO (September 12, 2013 8:30 AM) – In the early morning hours, The Salvation Army responded to a Boulder County request to support shelter operations at the Mapleton YMCA following severe local flooding.
As of 5:30AM (MST), 200 people have sought refuge in a shelter in Lyons, and 50 people have taken protection in a shelter in Jamestown. The Salvation Army’s Ft. Collins emergency disaster services team was placed on alert upon receiving this report and set to deploy to Lyons when roads open this morning.
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The Salvation Army is currently working with the State of Colorado and Larimer County to develop a feeding and transportation plan as rain continues to fall across the area.
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.