My Facebook status updates for the past few days have been filled with the words of friends — across the Front Range, in Boulder, across the state. They’re all dealing with moving forward after last week’s rains and flooding pushed them back (waaaaaay back).
Since many of the people I love are facing devastating damage to their homes, lives, memories, and families, I wanted to post some essential reading that will:
- Help my friends and neighbors find what they need to get the help they need.
- Help YOU help them, with everything from private donations to making donations
If you live in an area or have friends and family in an area that has been affected by the flooding, FEMA asssistance may be available. The Daily Camera posted a useful piece on What You Need to Know About FEMA Assistance this week. Have a look. Here is how to contact FEMA if you’ve been affected.
Here is the FEMA Fact Sheet for the State of Colorado, recently declared a disaster area by President Obama.
Help Your Friends and Neighbors
The City of Boulder has created a pretty dang definitive guide for residents regarding FEMA assistance, donation centers, and life-related needs like drinking water and the sort. Share this link far and wide.
Have flood damage? This fact sheet from the EPA might help you prioritize what needs to be done (and now).
Downtown Boulder has built a powerful page with ways you can help the community, including locations for the 21 debris removal centers.
The Denver Post has a good piece on where you can make donations to support flood victims.
The Boulder Valley Humane Society and Longmont Humane Society are both receiving a high volume of intakes. Here’s how to contact each so you can make pet-related donations and even potentiall be a foster for displaced pets.
- Boulder Valley Human Society (see banner on right side of home page)
- Longmont Humane Society (the entire home page is about flood-related donations)
Shop at a local store supporting flood relief donations. Here’s a list.
Have Other Ways Your Neighbors Can Help?
Leave a comment so we can all reach out further and our donations can get to the people who need them most.
Post image via Boulder Downtown — look for this sign downtown to help support flood relief while you shop.