How to help those affected by

Flooding in colorado

FINANCIAL GIFTS ARE THE BEST WAY TO HELP!

  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES RESPONDING TO DISASTERS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO HELP - learn why
  • To make a financial gift to the organization of your choice, CLICK HERE for a list of reputable agencies responding to disasters
  • Cash allows disaster agencies to purchase exactly what is needed 
  • Member agencies of Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster do not promote one charity over another. Please donate to a charity of your choice.

MATERIAL DONATIONS FOR DISASTERS

  • Donate ONLY those things that are requested by officials and bring them to the official designated collection centers 
  • Please note, USED clothing is NOT NEEDED
  • If you have a material donation that is needed, CLICK HERE. You will be contacted if your donation is needed
  • Meal donations from restaurants (no home cooked meals please) may be needed for some local personnel and organizations supporting response efforts.  If you are with a restaurant and want to donate meals, CLICK HERE, and then wait to be contacted (never bring food to a site unless it is requested)
  • Items not needed may go to waste and get in the way of relief efforts
  • Donations for VACANT rental properties, vacation homes, can be listed through Colorado Housing Search. Please note donated rooms in homes can NOT be accepted

TO VOLUNTEER

  • DO NOT GO TO THE SCENE OF A DISASTER
  • Due to the overwhelming response, there are far more volunteer offers than there are volunteer needs. 
  • The arrival of unexpected volunteers will interfere with response efforts 
  • STAY SAFE by volunteering with a reputable agency! 
  • 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
  • Please be patient and WAIT until relief agencies can train you and use your help
  • You can enter your information HERE, and if a volunteer need is identified, you will be contacted by the agency that can utilize your skills
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
  • Hold a yard sale or put on a fund-raising event and donate money raised to a voluntary organization responding to this disaster
  • Have you already collected goods but can’t find an agency that needs them? Donate items to a local charitable agency