Historic flooding in Colorado and other western United States
Colorado and other Western states continue to deal with historic flooding.
This disaster has led to significant damage, ongoing evacuation orders and continued search and rescue efforts to look for survivors. As of September 2013, FEMA is reporting 1,882 homes destroyed and 17,494 homes damaged while approximately 11,750 Colorado residents remain evacuated across five counties.
Habitat Disaster Response in Colorado
Targeting impacted families in Boulder and Longmont, Colorado, Habitat’s response will focus on clean up, repairs and new construction.
Habitat’s Disaster Response team is helping facilitate efforts on the ground. We will coordinate with local Habitat affiliates; Habitat’s State Support Organization in Colorado; and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) members and partners.
Potential volunteers are requested not to self-deploy as local disaster response organizations are not looking for unaffiliated volunteers at this time.
If you would like to volunteer individually or as a group:
- Register for updates at www.helpcoloradonow.org. Please note that registering does not guarantee you will be contacted by a voluntary agency needing assistance.
- You can also contact the Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Support Center to register your individual or group volunteering interest at 877-HFHI-HELP (877-434-4435) or USSupportCenter@habitat.org. This information will be shared with affected local Habitat affiliates as they become able to host volunteers.
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