Colorado Flood Victims: FEMA support running Out

It has now been a couple of weeks, but there are literally hundreds if not thousands of people still dealing with all of the issues. For those of us who have not been directly impacted with the floods in our own house, it is often that we forget. If you can help financially please do so here, if you cannot but are able to share this link, we ask that you do that. Thanks so much! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-relieve-the-colorado-flood-victims/x/4596822

Molly Hendrickson

LYONS, Colo. – You’d never know it looking at the outside of her Lyons home, but Crysty McCain and her kids are running out of places to go.

“It’s unlivable.  They gave me $1,574 and when that’s gone, that’s it,” McCain said.

Their water has ecoli in it and their gas and electricity is still shut off.  The problem is all of the FEMA approved hotels in nearby Longmont are full.

“I even had one FEMA lady say on the phone, well you might have to live out of your car,” McCain said.

FEMA has allotted $30 million in housing assistance for flood victims.  Representatives told 7NEWS they’re continually working with counties to find more housing solutions but in the meantime evacuees with no place to go should stay in the shelters.

For people like Bobby and Rene Young, that’s a short-term solution to a long-term problem.

“The rental assistance is not quite as much as what the landlords are asking for in most cases,” Young said.

The Youngs lost their home in the flood.  FEMA has given them $1,000 a month in rental assistance, but finding a month to month rental within that budget is proving to be a challenge.

“That seems a little rough,” Young said.

Just when the Young’s thought they’d begin settling down, like so many others in Lyons, they’re starting over.

“I feel grateful because I’m not homeless, but in the long term, we are,” Young said.

Crysty McCain and her kids have a house still, but don’t know how long it’ll be until they can call it a home again.

“They’re worried we’re never going to come back ever,” McCain said.

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College and Career of the Carbon Valley Area is Inviting You!

Our College and Career will be heading up to Golden, CO with many other college and career adults for a weekend of fun, fellowship,  great preaching..  We would LOVE to invite you as well.  We will be a heading up to beautiful Camp Eden.  This will be November 8-10, 2013.  The Cost is $100 for both nights or $75 for one. The speaker will be Pastor Jeff McQueary. Please register by October 27th.  You can register through our College and Career Facebook page HERE  https://www.facebook.com/events/656033911081578/

Or you can contact us at 303-736-9959.

For more information on Carbon Valley Bible Church please go to cvbiblechurch.com or call 303-736-9959

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People Are Reaching Out, We need Your Help!

People are reaching out to us for help, would you consider giving? We have had a significant amount of displaced people from around the community. However, we can only help them a little. These financial gifts will be a great blessing to them.

Help Relieve the Colorado Flood Victims by Financially giving. All proceeds will go 100% to the victims! Click here for more details. ‪#‎Coloflood‬, ‪#‎longmontflood‬

http://www.firestonebaptist.com/floodfund.htm

Or

http://igg.me/at/coloradofloodvictims/x/4596822

If you cannot give financially please share this link.

 

Short Summary

Colorado emergency management officials have released an initial estimate that says the ongoing flooding has damaged or destroyed nearly 19,000 homes.

The Colorado Office of Emergency Management estimated Sunday on its website that 17,494 homes have been damaged and 1,502 destroyed.

In addition, 11,700 people have been evacuated and a total of 1,253 people are unaccounted for.

What We Need & What You Get

Our goal is to get $500,000.00 to go 100% to the victims of these Colorado floods.  These areas include Weld, Boulder, and Larimer Counties.

Firestone Baptist Church is located right in the heart of Weld County of which is central to Firestone, Frederick, Dacono, Longmont, and 30 minutes south of Loveland and 45 minutes east of Estes Park.  We believe that our community will greatly benefit from this fundraiser to help this flood victims.

The Impact

In Larimer County alone, the current impact area is estimated at 1,120 square miles. Another 760 are impacted in Boulder County and 385 in Jefferson County.

An estimated 35 bridges, 100 minor structures and 100 miles of road need repair in Boulder County. Emergency managers estimate $100-150 million in damage in that county.

Statewide, 26 shelters have taken in a population of 1,872 people. Nine counties and five cities have activated Emergency Operations Centers.

Saturday, President Barack Obama also declared a major disaster declaration specifically for Boulder County. That allows for federal assistance with temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners in their recovery.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you are not able to financially help we would love for you to share this with your friends, families, and businesses.

If you live in the area and were not effected by the floods and would like to help our church be a blessing and a ministry to the flood victims by helping them.

 

For more information on Carbon Valley Bible Church please go to cvbiblechurch.com or call 303-736-9959

Find our church on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Firestone-Baptist-Church/203757890870

 

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