It seems too soon after the flood to get back to the regular routine over here at Fresh Air Fort Collins. I had a post from Rocky Mountain scheduled for today and I think I’m still shell-shocked that we probably won’t be able to get to Estes Park in less than five hours until sometime next year. And some 600 people are still waiting to get airlifted out of their neighborhoods.
So, if you aren’t quite ready to get back to the routine either and want to be doing something more without being in the way, here is what you can do:
You Can Donate Moo-lah
Making monetary donations is one of the best ways you can help because it allows county and emergency officials to purchase exactly what is needed.
…..Helicopter rescues, as just one example……
Now accepting donations:
Don’t like those charities? Find a complete list of organizations that need funding on HelpColoradoNow.org
You Can Donate Items to the Disaster Assistance Center of Larimer County:
Starting September 18th at 8am, the DAC will be located at 815 14th Street SW, Building #B (for Benefits), Loveland CO 80537. This is the old Agilent/HP Building.
They are asking for personal items, household items, and non-perishable food. To see if you have items needed, you can check the FEMA donation registry
You Can Find Volunteer Opportunities with United Way of Larimer County
Larimer County United Way 211 manages a large database for those requesting volunteer aid and also registers those willing to volunteer. To request aid, or to volunteer your services for aid in Larimer County contact:
- (970) 407-7066, local
- (866) 485-0211, toll-free number
You Can Keep Checking For New Updates on Donations and Volunteer Needs
There is now a permanent Larimer County Flood 2013 long-term Recovery web site established where you can the survivor registry, send in your FEMA registration, find updates and information regarding road closures and statuses as well as volunteer activities and donation opportunities. Keep this one bookmarked….