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Natural Disasters: How to help Colorado flood victims, those of the massive Colorado fire

natural disasterWith the Colorado flood coming on the heels of the immense Colorado fire, the Centennial State has experienced more than its share of natural disasters this summer.
 
The rain began a little more than a week ago. After two days of moderate rain, the skies opened up, dropping more than nine inches of rain in one day on Boulder – a city that only averages 20 inches per year. By the time the storm let up, 17 inches fell on Boulder in a one-week span.
 
The results were devastating. The steep cliffs and canyon walls that make Colorado so beautiful served as funnels – sending rampaging rapids throughout several Colorado towns. The Colorado flood destroyed 18,000 homes. As many as 1,000 people are still unaccounted for after this latest episode of natural disasters to strike the state.
 
This comes only weeks after drought prompted an enormous Colorado fire that burned uncontrollably near Colorado Springs for weeks, scorching more than 140,000 acres.
 
These natural disasters have left Colorado residents scrambling to put their lives back together. Several charities are working to help victims of Colorado flooding or the Colorado fire.
 

  • The Salvation Army uses 100 percent of its donations for disaster relief. Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, where donors can designate their contribution for Colorado floods. Donors can also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.

  •  The Red Cross is also working to bring aid to the natural disaster victims. Donors can also call 1-800-Red Cross or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. ColoradoRedCross.org is also accepting contributions.

  •  The Foothills United Way created the Foothills Relief Fund for victims of the Colorado flooding. The intention is to provide immediate relief as well as long term relief to victims of the Colorado flood. Learn more at unitedwayfoothills.org/floodrelief.


 
For those looking to find a more targeted organization, this Denver Post article provides some other options.
 
Care To Click encourages our followers who want to help the victims of Colorado flood or the Colorado fire to consider these organizations for their donations.
 
We also invite anyone new to our platform to visit the Care To Click Disaster page, where you can donate a free click or print useful coupons. At CareToClick.com your small actions prompt our donations toward disaster relief.
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