Less than a month ago, heavy rains fell in northern Colorado and flooded cities and homes in epic proportions. In the middle of the storm, Timberline Church opened it’s doors to house an Emergency Evacuation Center.
Over the course of nine days, the Red Cross/SERVE 6.8 Northern Colorado Emergency Evacuation Center:
- Processed over 1,100 evacuees in the shelter and over 500 pets!
- Because all helicopter evacuees came to Timberline, was part of the largest aerial rescue operation in this country since Hurricane Katrina
- Deployed 2,200 volunteers who served over 11,000 hours
- Received tractor trailer shipments from Convoy of Hope, World Vision, Matthew 25, Gleaning International, and CitiImpact bringing much needed relief and recovery supplies.
As the flood waters receded and roads reopened, relief efforts including emergency shelters and disaster relief resource centers began shifting their focus to long term flood recovery. SERVE 6.8 continues to have a vital role throughout the region with The Murphy Center For Hope as the central hub of services for those still needing assistance.
SERVE 6.8 is also busy deploying teams of volunteers to perform clean-up and restoration work all over Larimer and Weld County. Daily work crews leave the south side of Timberline Church and protective clothing is provided. Go to www.serve68.org and the Flood Relief page to volunteer for a clean-up team or to provide administrative support.
Financial donations are being accepted through the Community Funded Crowdfunding page at www.c-fund.us/S68. While there, visit the updates tab to see where the money is being spent. You can also read more stories at SERVE 6.8’s new blog at www.serve68.blogspot.com.