Literally a week before the rains came, I sold my home in CO. It is one of the many towns that has been devastated by flood. If you have ever visited you know it's chock full of beauty and wonderful people. My friends and family are there, my most precious memories are there. Please help if you can.
KU0SA - Here are some ways you can help out the victims of the Colorado
flooding: Help Colorado Now:
Find out how to help those affected by floods in Colorado, including ways to
donate, what to donate and locations of donation centers, through Help Colorado
Text to Give:
The mGive Foundation has a campaign active to
fundraise for flood response throughout the state. Donors can text FLOOD to
80108 to give $10 to the mGive Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will be collected
by the mGive Foundation and directed to organizations providing services to the
affected areas and listed on the http://helpcoloradonow.comwebsite.
American Red Cross:
To help people affected by disasters like these
floods, as well as countless other crises, people can make a donation to support
American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare
for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in
response to disasters.
People can donate by visiting http://www.redcross.org/or by calling
1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Colorado Farm Bureau:
The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has
activated a Disaster Fund where 100% of donations will go to Colorado farmers
and ranchers affected by the floods. You can donate here: http://on9news.tv/14QTfG9.
Checks can be sent to Colorado Farm Bureau
Foundation. Please note Disaster Fund-Colorado Floods in the memo
Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Disaster Fund
Centennial, CO 80112
The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army has a Text to Give Campaign. To give, visit http://www.imsalvationarmy.org/ or
call 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
211 has prepared a Relief and Recovery Guide to connect Colorado residents
affected by the Larimer County Floods with disaster assistance and
Foothills United Way:
The funds raised through the Foothills United
Way Flood Relief Fund will be used toward health and human services for those
affected by the flooding in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Visit: http://www.unitedwayfoothills.org/floodrelief
All King Soopers stores are collecting cash
donations for the America Red Cross Flood Disaster Relief at their
Over Labor Day weekend we packed up the kids and hauled to Colorado to pick up one.last.load. Our once busy home is now a shell of her former self, bare and awaiting new people. The walls will always hold the sounds of our laughter and tears, arguments and make ups. It hums with memories of wonderful holiday parties and fantastic bbqs.
Today she became someone else's Home Sweet Home. Bittersweet but perfectly timed. Yet another goodbye but not as hard as all the others. Maybe I'm getting tough in my old age.