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Auburn, NH
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We visited Estes Park last month and absolutely loved the area and its awesome people. We are heartbroken seeing the images of the devastation brought on by the flooding. We want to help, but we are unfamiliar with the organizations in the area. What are reputable organizations that we can send donations to, to help those impacted by this flooding?

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1. Re: How to help?

A link on the Denver NBC station on how to help:


Nederland, Colorado
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You are so very kind. Thank you!

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.org/

Foothills United Way: http://www.unitedwayfoothills.org/node/310

Colorado Office of Emergency Management: helpcoloradonow.org

American Red Cross, Colorado chapters: http://www.redcross.org/co/denver

Salvation Army: http://www.imsalvationarmy.org/

The local humane societies have been overwhelmed as well and need donations:



Edited: 14 September 2013, 14:53
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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Great post and links. Come on everyone and rally! Lets pay it forward.

Nederland, Colorado
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Bumping up this information for those interested in helping.

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a uplifting story of former guest raising funds. As always verify the legitimacy of the origination / organizer


Edited: 18 September 2013, 16:02
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This is David Jessup, co-owner of Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, near Estes Park. Despite the devastation we've experienced (twice in 37 years!) we are blown away by our many guests who are raising funds to rebuild Sylvan Dale. www.youcaring.com/rebuildsylvandale. Can't tell you how much this lifts our spirits and strengthens our determination to re-create this magic place that means so much to so many.

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How can we help if we want to help out, specifically, EP? We will be up on the 29th.

Edited: 18 September 2013, 22:45
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Kris W, from the Town of Estes Park -

A special flood relief fund is now set up through Crossroads Ministry to receive and disperse funds for local flood victims. Visit http://crossroadsministryofep.org/ to donate; designate donation for flood relief. To date $5,500 has been raised.

○ The Volunteer Clearinghouse is open beginning today from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can begin utilizing their email immediately, which is vch@estes.org. Please begin using this in lieu of info@estes.org for offers of support and requests for volunteers. ○ They have two lines set up as follows: ■ If you are looking to volunteer please call 970-577-3974 ■ If you need help and are looking FOR a volunteer please call 970-577-3975

If you want to help Rocky Mountain National Park, a flood recovery fund has been set up through Rocky Mountain Nature Association.


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For those of you not familiar with Sylvan Dale, I thought I would post this article from today in our local paper. Sylvan Dale is a wonderful place, and many people locally and from all over the country have fond memories of time spent there. They have also been wonderful in the past in always helping out with many community organizations. They really are wonderful people.