Project Colorado — The Statistics:
Families Assisted: 130
Properties Completed: 133
Volunteer Days: 1,509
Hours of Donated Labor: 12,910
Value of Donated Labor: $285,829.61
About Project Colorado
On Friday, Sept 14, the AHV Assessment Team of Sherry Buresh (US Response), Rachel Sawyer (Communications) and Megan Scott (Volunteer and Field Coordination) arrived in the Boulder, Colorado area to assess the damage from the ongoing rains and massive flooding. The affected area is wide, the forecast is not favorable and the flooding is severe.
Our hearts go out to those whose lives have been impacted.
The situation continues to change, but reports as of Saturday, September 21, are of 7 fatalities, over 5,950 evacuations, and close to 18,000 structures damaged or destroyed. The need for volunteer-powered assistance in Colorado will be great. Because many of the affected homes and properties are in mountain areas that are inaccessible due to roads that have been washed out by the flooding, there is much to be done; but it will be a slow process to access, clean out and rebuild.
Our current efforts are focused in Larimer and Weld counties in north-central Colorado. Many of the areas are still closed off to home and property owners, but we are working with local authorities to ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff before entering damaged areas.
Photos + Video from Project Colorado
|Location:||North Central Colorado|
|Disaster Type:||Flood Response|
|Disaster Date:||September 11 – 16, 2013|
|Project Start:||September 20, 2013|
|Project End:||November 30, 2013|
|Project Director:||Megan Scott|