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, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.