Thank you for praying and sharing with your communities about the floods here in Colorado. Here is an update on the situation since Friday’s post…
The rain continued throughout the weekend. National Guard helicopters flew back and forth bringing relief to those stranded in their homes due to roads and bridges being closed or destroyed. Watch the video of Loveland/Fort Collins area post-flood with commentary below.
Much destruction has swept through Northern Colorado, however, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for flood victims as the rain has subsided and the sun is shining. Help is on its way, as we rally churches, youth groups, families and individuals to participate in Colorado Flood Recovery 2014.
“Many of our friends and neighbors haven’t even dried out yet, but they need our help now. We spend most of our time assisting in other areas around the country, so our team is really looking forward to doing some good right here in our own backyard. The Northern Colorado community is strong, it is now our job to create helpful recovery opportunities for this region,” says Tim Gilmour, President of Group Cares, the non-profit that works closely with Group Publishing.
Group Cares is working with area agencies and churches to host three 1-day events to help with the recovery efforts. “The Big Day of Serving” projects will be happening on September 28, October 5 and October 12 in nearby communities of Loveland, Longmont and Greeley. These days of service to flood victims will include projects like yard work, painting, minor home repairs, and general clean-up.
The Big Day of Serving normally costs $29 per person to attend, but for the sake of these Colorado flood relief efforts Group Cares is suggesting a donation of $20 to participate. Lunch will be provided to volunteers as well!
Serving in Colorado on these Saturdays isn’t the only way to help. We’ve established a fund to help those affected by the floods. 100% of donations to the Colorado Flood Recovery Fund will be used in support of our efforts to serve those most in need. If you’d like to be a part
of bringing help and hope to those most in need, and you cannot make the trip to Colorado, please consider a donation.
There is hope for Northern Colorado. We WILL rebuild and life will return to normal once again, but for now this is our opportunity to love and serve our community in its time of need. Thank you so much for praying Simply Insiders. Your care and support during this time is truly appreciated!