Join me tonight for The Daily Evolver Live call. We’ll talk to my good friend Huy Lam whose property has vanished beneath the new path of the river (below).
The Integral Center has also been damaged by the flood waters and will be raising money for mitigation and repairs. Find out more and pledge your support here.
More ways to help
With recent floods impacting communities all across Colorado, there are several ways you can contribute to the disaster relief efforts. Dozens of charities and nonprofits are accepting donations. But it’s also important to know that scams are out there. If you have any concerns about the group you might be donating to, visit the Colorado secretary of state’s website: sos.state.co.us/ccsa/CcsaInquiryMain.do. Here are some groups accepting donations for flood victims:
The Salvation Army: Help those affected during the days ahead and during long-term recovery. The Salvation Army uses 100 percent of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. To give, visit 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
Red Cross: To help people affected by disasters like these floods, people can donate by visitingredcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be made by visiting Colora doRedCross.org.
Help Colorado Now: HelpColorado-Now.org is a partnership between the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster . This initiative brings together government agencies and nonprofit organizations so they may better assist communities affected by disasters.
Foothills United Way has established the Foothills Flood Relief Fund to respond to the effects of these storms. Organizers expect to use this fund for immediate relief as well as longer-term recovery in Boulder and Broomfield counties. The Fund is accessible online atunitedwayfoothills.org/floodrelief.
United Way of Weld County: The Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County and the United Way of Weld County have teamed up to help in long-term flood recovery efforts. Visit unitedway-weld.org to donate or call 970-353-4300.
St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund: Proceeds from the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund will go directly toward recovery efforts for the Longmont community. Donate online atlongmontfoundation.org or by calling 303-678-6555.
Safe and Well: Family and friends can search a list of those affected by the floods who have registered themselves as “safe and well.” Search or register by going to safeandwell.org.
The Bridge House in Boulder, a day shelter and social service provider for the homeless, is seeking donations of shoes, socks and outerwear beginning Monday at 7 a.m., 1120½ Pine St., Boulder (behind the First Congregational Church).
Larimer Humane Society: If you are in a flooding area and need assistance with your animals, visit larimerhumane.org, call 970-226-3647, Ext. 7 (Animal Protection and Control).
The Boulder Humane Society is available to accept animals needing shelter for those evacuated in Boulder County. For immediate assistance, call Animal Care and Control at 303-441-3333 or visit boulderhumane.org.
Bonfils Blood Center needs donations to compensate for blood drives canceled during the floods. Call Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or 800-365-0006, opt. 2, or schedule your appointment to give blood online at bonfils.org.
Huy’s children playing in the creek before the flood: