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Colorado Flooding: How to Help

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Even a small financial donation can go further than you might think.

Thousands of Colorado residents have been affected by recent flooding. The American Red Cross has been working tirelessly to provide shelter, food and comfort in numerous locations across the state, and will continue to help our residents as we transition to recovery. If you would like to help, here is how:

DONATE: The Red Cross is able to respond to a widespread disaster affecting numerous communities because of the generosity of donors. If you would like to support our work responding to these and other disasters, donate online or by call 1-800-REDCROSS.

We are unable to accept small donations of goods, like household items, food and clothing. Each disaster is unique and so are the needs of its victims. Financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to the people who need it most.

Even a small financial donation can go further than you might think. For instance, $2 can provide a snack to a child who just lost his or her home and $10 can provide a hot meal to that same child.

PREPARE YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY: One of the best ways to take action right now if you are not personally affected by the flooding is to prepare yourself, your loved ones and/or your workplace. When you are prepared, you contribute to your community’s ability to withstand and recover from disasters. Find out more and start making your emergency Game Plan by visiting our National Preparedness Month information page: http://www.redcross.org/news/event/National-Preparedness-Month---Colorado.

VOLUNTEER: At this time, the American Red Cross of Colorado is fortunate to have volunteers who are trained, ready and willing to support our response to the flooding in our communities. We thank individuals and community groups who are willing to support this effort and encourage you to register to become new volunteers to help with future disaster responses. You can find all relevant information at http://www.redcross.org/co/denver/volunteer.

Should the situation change or worsen, we will update information on our web site to indicate whether we are accepting volunteers to help with this flooding response.