COLORADO FLOOD RELIEF

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES RESPONDING TO DISASTERS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP

  • Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed.
  • To make a financial gift to the organization of your choice, dial 2-1-1(or (800) 559-5590 from a cell phone) to get a list of reputable agencies responding to the disaster.
  • Do not go to the scene of a disaster to offer help; the arrival of unexpected volunteers and material donations will interfere with response efforts.
  • Donate ONLY those things that are requested by officials and bring them to the official designated collection centers Items not needed may go to waste and get in the way of relief efforts
  • It may take a few days to determine what items are needed and to set-up officially designated collection centers to receive them.

Important Information and Resources on Flooding in Region

How to Get Involved with Flood Relief on Campus


IMMEDIATE NEEDS

Updated (10/21/13):

The UNC Disaster Relief Scholarship for students has been established to provide supplemental financial aid to students.

Contributions can be made at HERE.

Items Needed

List of items needed

Weld Food Bank is looking for donations of non-perishable food items!

DONATIONS can be made at ANY GROCERY STORE IN GREELEY in one of the Weld Food Bank barrels, or brought directly to the Greeley location at 1108 H Street between 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. Additionally, King Soopers will match any flood relief purchases at their stores!

Top Ten most wanted food items are:

  • Canned Meat or Tuna
  • Canned Soup or Stews
  • Pasta or Mac & Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Fruit Juice
  • Infant Formula (preferably Enfamil Premium Infant)

If you have any questions, please contact Weld Food Bank.


DONATIONS

If you’re interested in making donations to flood relief efforts, please visit www.helpcoloradonow.com.

Additional donation websites include:

For more information email Diane.Schott@unco.edu or Jocelyn Embree (embr8305@bears.unco.edu).


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If interested in VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for flood relief, please register at one of the following sites:

  • Weld Project Connect will provide flood victims with support and services on October 18th from Noon-4:30 PM at Island Grove Park in Greeley. Register to volunteer here.
  • Weld County or Greeley area volunteering (coordinated through United Way of Weld County), please register here.
  • Statewide Colorado volunteers (coordinated through HelpColoradoNow), please register here.
  • Serve 6.8 (Fort Collins) Clean-Up Help is looking for clean-up crew volunteers in Fort Collins on Saturdays from 8:00AM-5:00PM. The work is very physical and requires the use of protective clothing that will be provided. Proper clothing should be worn including work pants, sturdy shoes or boots and long sleeve shirts. Sunscreen, Water/Power Aid and bagged lunches will be provided. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED. Click HERE to sign-up. For more information, go to www.serve68.org or email info@serv68.org.
  • The Colorado Horsecare Foodbank is looking for volunteers to help unload and distribute hay and feed at their distribution center in Fort Lupton (9625 WCR 24; near the intersection of WCR 24 & WCR 19). If interested in helping out, contact Christine at chorsenut@aol.com or call 303-717-4821.
  • Samaritan’s Purse is looking for volunteers to assist property owners remove debris, furniture, bedding, and appliances from homes. Volunteers are asked to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and to bring their own lunch when helping. If interested in helping out, bring completed registration forms (www.samaritanspurse.org) to the disaster relief trailer at Journey Christian Church (4754 W 31st St.), Monday-Saturday, starting at 7:30 AM, daily. For more questions, call 720-883-1904 or email Kenny at KAdcock@samaritan.org.
  • The City of Loveland is looking for help with outdoor clean-up projects due to flooding in their parks. If interested, please register here or email Keven.Aggers@cityofloveland.org or Michele.VanHare@cityofloveland.org for more information.
  • Spanish Translators Needed - The United Way, along with the Community Foundation, have begun the process of disbursing funds from Weld County Flood Relief Fund to families in the county affected by the recent floods. Applications for funds are available in both Spanish and English, but the United Way is looking for help with their follow-up interviews and communication with the Spanish speaking applicants. The time commitment would only be about an hour a week and most communication will occur via telephone.
    If interested, please contact the main office of the United Way at 970-353-4300.
  • Project Crossroads is looking for volunteers to help with clean-up and rebuilding on 2 blocks of a neighborhood in Evans, CO, on upcoming Saturdays from 9AM-3PM. Rebuilding projects will include hanging drywall, floor repair, and re-painting homes. Volunteers will need to provide their own work clothes, sturdy shoes, work gloves, shovels (for clean-up projects), and safety masks. Lunch will be provided. If interested, please contact Bree or Alex at floodreliefcrossroadsgreeley@gmail.com