ALERTS from FEMA Region 8
Search for open shelters throughout Colorado through text messaging. Text SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362. (Example SHELTER 80025)
President Obama Declares Disaster for Colorado http://ow.ly/oSFAl
The FEMA toll-free number 800-621-3362, will operate from 7am-10pm MT, 7 days a week until further notice to assist residents.
Individuals in Boulder County can apply for FEMA assistance at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.
Google Crisis Response Map for the Colorado Floods
Donate and volunteer with HelpColoradoNow.com
Financial support to voluntary agencies responding to disasters is the most effective way to help. To make a financial gift to the organization of your choice, visit helpcoloradonow.com for a list of reputable agencies responding to disasters. Member agencies of Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster do not promote one charity over another. Please donate to a charity of your choice.
To volunteer: DO NOT GO TO THE SCENE OF A DISASTER. You can enter your information at helpcoloradonow.com, and if a volunteer need is identified, you will be contacted by the agency that can utilize your skills. Volunteers will be needed most during the long-term recovery phase, which will last month/years. Please know, volunteers are still needed for flood risk mitigation for 2012 and 2013 disasters. STAY SAFE by volunteering with a reputable agency.
Donate to the Salvation Army
Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods.
Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.
To donate to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Efforts, you can visit their website at salvationarmyusa.org or you can text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 through your wireless phone provider.
Donate to Bonfils Blood Center
Bonfils Blood Center asks all eligible Coloradans to roll up their sleeves to save lives as it becomes safe to do so in your area. Due to the widespread adverse weather conditions last week, blood drives have were cancelled, the Boulder Community Donor Center was temporarily closed and as a result the blood supply has been significantly impacted.
All blood types are currently needed and community members looking to give back are encouraged to visit one of the six Denver Metro donor centers or one of the 10 mobile drives Bonfils conducts each day throughout the state.
Donating blood is a safe, easy and free way you can give back to your community. Call Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303.363.2300 or 800.365.0006, opt. 2 or schedule your appointment to give blood online at bonfils.org. For information about Bonfils Blood Center please call 303.366.2000 or visit www.bonfils.org.
Donate to the 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.
Donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation through your wireless phone bill.