to the Colorado Flood Victims
help those in need from the Colorado Flooding. All donations
will go 100% to the people who are in the flood areas,
which are Weld, Boulder, and Larimer counties.
Colorado emergency management
officials have released an initial estimate that says
the ongoing flooding has damaged or destroyed nearly 19,000
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.