Thursday, September 4, 2014

Affected by 2013 Floods? Red Cross Help Still Available

One year after historic floods affected a third of Colorado’s counties, the American Red Cross continues to help individuals and communities affected by the 2013 floods.

If you were displaced or your home was destroyed or heavily damaged during the floods, you may still qualify for help from the Red Cross for things such as:
  • Gas 
  • Cisterns/Cistern refill or associated costs
  • Heating units/propane 
  • Beds/Mattresses 
  • Rental/Security Assistance 
  • Storage 
  • Mold remediation 
  • Furniture Replacement 
  • Emotional Support 

How do I get Red Cross help?
The best way to access help from various agencies – including the Red Cross – is to work with a case manager from a Long-Term Flood Recovery Group. Your case manager will have access to a wide variety of resources that can assist you in your recovery, and can help you navigate the processes and requirements to access that assistance.

If you have not yet spoken with a case manager, you can start by calling one of the following numbers based on where you lived at the time of the floods:
  • Boulder County: 303-442-2178 
  • Larimer County: 970-461-2222 
  • Weld County: 970-590-8401 
  • All other counties: 844-531-2345 
Your case manager will help you access Red Cross assistance. If you are experiencing difficulties or have additional questions, you can also contact our Call Center at 888-635-6381, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. If you are calling after hours, please leave a message. The Call Center will be active until Nov. 21, 2014.

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