Assistance for Those Affected by the September Flooding

Assistance for Those Affected by the September Flooding

Last Updated: Mon., Sep. 23, 4:45 P.M.

We plan to use this page to provide information about how to help with those affected by the flooding and critical information related to the flooding.

NEW UPDATES

  • Downtown Evergreen Clean Up – Flood clean up volunteers will be meeting Wed., Sep. 25, 9:00 A.M. at The Evergreen Mountain Village Building (corner of 73/74).  Clean up will consist of moving sandbags and debris, sweeping and whatever else is needed.  Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, buckets, brooms, shovels, rakes, trash bags, drinking water and wheel barrows.  For more information contact the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce or call 303-674-3412.
  • Jeffco Telephone Town Hall Meeting – Re: Flooding – Jefferson County Commissioners Donald Rosier, Faye Griffin and Casey Tighe are hosting a telephone town hall meeting Wed., Sep. 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. to provide information and answer questions from residents in the hard-hit areas. Those who don’t receive an invitation by telephone can still participate in the meeting by calling 877-229-8493 and entering PIN #110646 during the 7 o’clock hour on Sept. 25.  For more information about the telephone town hall meeting, call Jefferson County Public Information at 303-271-8515 or go online to www.jeffco.us/townhall.

  • Register for CODE RED – If you have not already, please register to receive emergency disaster notifications.  By doing so it could be the difference maker in saving a life or preventing serious individual harm.  To learn more and register, please click HERE.
  • Evergreen Chamber of Commerce is Collecting Donations on Behalf of Evergreen Flood Victims – Visit www.EvergreenChamber.org to DONATE NOW. Funds will be put toward rehabilitation efforts and marketing local businesses.
  • FEMA Individual Assistance approved for Jefferson County – Affected residents are encouraged to register with FEMA via www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362.
  • For Jeffco Residents – In order to get an accurate assessment of the damage, a phone number has been established for those who have been evacuated from their homes or who believe their property has sustained severe damage. Please call, 303-271-4930 and leave your name, phone number and address.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Colorado residents and business owners.  Disaster loans up to $200,00 are available for homeowners, loans up to $40,000 for repairs for renters and loans up to $2 million for businesses.  For additional information please call 800-659-2955.
  • Fundraiser to help flood victims: Pine Country Feed will be donating 10% of its sales on Saturday September 21st to the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank who is distributing hay/feed to flood victims.  They will also be accepting donations for Colorado Horsecare Foodbank; hay for a day – $5 or any amount you would like to donate.  Pine Country Feed13581 Glen Drive, Pine, CO.
  • The law firm of Pickard & Associates, PC is providing free consults to any flood victims.  You can contact Joe Pickard at 303-989-6655 or email him at joe@lawpickard.com.  Their website is http://www.LawPickard.com.

 

GENERAL FLOOD INFORMATION

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office: Emergency Updates

Jefferson County Main Site for Disaster Recovery

METHODS FOR HELPING

The following sites may help you determine how you best provide assistance to those affected:

Help Colorado Now:
Find out how to help those affected by floods in Colorado, including ways to donate, what to donate and locations of donation centers, through Help Colorado Now: http://helpcoloradonow.com.

Text to Give:
The mGive Foundation has a campaign active to fundraise for flood response throughout the state. Donors can text FLOOD to 80108 to give $10 to the mGive Disaster Relief Fund. Donations will be collected by the mGive Foundation and directed to organizations providing services to the affected areas and listed on the Help Colorado Now website.

American Red Cross:
To help people affected by disasters like these floods, as well as countless other crises, people can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

People can donate by visiting http://www.redcross.org/ or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Colorado Farm Bureau:
The Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has activated a Disaster Fund where 100% of donations will go to Colorado farmers and ranchers affected by the floods. You can donate by visiting, http://coloradofarmbureau.com/disasterfund/.

Checks can be sent to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation. Please note Disaster Fund-Colorado Floods in the memo line.
Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Disaster Fund
9177 E. Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112

Bonfils:
Bonfils is accepting blood donations. For information visit: http://www.bonfils.org

The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army has a Text to Give Campaign. To give, visit http://www.imsalvationarmy.org/ or call 1-800-725-2769 and designate “Colorado Floods.”
You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army. Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Floods” and sent to: The Salvation Army P.O. Box 60006 Prescott,AZ 86304

King Soopers:
All King Soopers stores are collecting cash donations for the America Red Cross Flood Disaster Relief at their registers.

Other:
We have been informed their will likely be some organized efforts in the next few days to help with clean up and repair. As those details are shared we will share them as well. Please continue to visit this page for more information.

 

MAPS

Statewide map of shelters, pet shelters and activated emergency office centers

Jefferson County Flood Map Information

 

TAX RELIEF

We have been informed that both the Colorado Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service are extending deadlines for tax filings and payments for any taxpayer affected by the floods that cannot file and pay tax by the due date.

You can learn more by visiting:
Colorado Department of Revenue
Internal Revenue Service

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