Heavy rains in Colorado produced flooding of 'biblical' proportions throughout the state last week. At least 8 people have died and evacuations continue as floodwaters move downstream from the mountains to prairie towns. More than 11,000 people have been displaced from their homes and it may be months before they can return.
More than 17,000 structures were damaged and 1,500 homes destroyed, according to the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.
If you'd like to help the flood victims, here are the organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region:
The Red Cross is working closely with emergency management officials, the Colorado National Guard and local community organizations to support shelters and evacuation centers in numerous locations for residents affected by the flooding. Red Cross workers are providing a safe place for people forced to evacuate, as well as blankets, cots, meals and emotional support. Please designate your gift to "Disaster Relief." Donate here.
The Salvation Army is bringing in help from other areas to assist with its shelters and its program for feeding first responders. Please designate your gift to Colorado Floods." Donate here.