Salvation Army and Red Cross help bring CO flood survivors home
It’s been five months since the rains first pounded Colorado, and the
world stopped for residents who watched their possessions wash away. Since
then, life moved on for many survivors who are able to return home and slowly
In the small mountain community of Jamestown, infrastructure damage has
kept residents out. This week, The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross
partnered to bring home 17 Jamestown families by purchasing 1,650-gallon
cisterns to provide the residents with clean water.
For these families, a clean and reliable source of water was the single
issue standing between them and returning to their homes; without water, the
residences were uninhabitable despite being livable in every other way.
”The residents of Jamestown are resilient and very committed to their
community,” said Sherry Manson, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
Director. “The water cisterns will enable many to return which will help
restore the sense of community and foster a quicker recovery for Jamestown.”
Manson spearheaded The Salvation Army’s relief efforts following the floods and
witnessed the devastation in Jamestown first-hand.
The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross each have contributed
$15,000 towards the $30,000 project. They purchased the cisterns from Mile Hi
Water, a local company based in Boulder County.
Last week, Mile Hi Water began visiting the 17 family homes to install
the 1,650-gallon cisterns. Residents will work directly with Mile Hi Water to
set up delivery and installation of their household cisterns.
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It has been five months since the rains first poured over Colorado, and the world stopped for residents who watched their possessions wash away. Since that time, life has moved on for many survivors, able to return home and slowly rebuild what was lost.
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