As you have probably heard on the news over the last week or two, there has been record-breaking rainfall in Colorado that has claimed the lives at least 10 people so far, and more than a hundred people are still unaccounted for. Flooding also occurred in areas of New Mexico and Texas.
National disasters like this one have the unrelenting capability to move our hearts miles from our homes as our nation comes together in the wake of this tragedy. This unfortunate disaster has left the state of Colorado devastated. Even if you or your loved ones were not directly affected by this situation, please accept our sincerest condolences and DO NOT hesitate to contact us with information about how we can help.
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters, as the damage caused by heavy and steady rain saturates the ground and everything else it comes in contact with. Repairing the devastation after intense flooding is no easy feat, and we are so thankful that there are many, including the Red Cross, who step in to help communities rebuild.
I've share this quote with you before in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing in the spring, and I wanted to share it again as it is still so very appropriate...
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" - Fred Rogers
There are many ways you can reach out and help those who have been affected by this disaster. From the Red Cross' website, here is what you can do to help:
The Red Cross has launched a large relief effort to help people affected by floods in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. If you would like to help, consider making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013
More information about how you can help and what relief has already been given can be found on the Red Cross' website here