DENVER, CO – Volunteer agencies are the fuel for every recovery after a disaster and nowhere is that more evident than today in Colorado after September’s severe weather.
FEMA is only one part of a large team working to address Colorado survivors’ unmet needs.
Today, Coloradans are donating to hundreds of charities by participating in Colorado Gives. To donate, go to ColoradoGives.org
- Survivors who have unmet needs and require additional support as they continue their recovery should call 2-1-1 Colorado. This independent resource is free, confidential and provides multi-lingual services that refer callers to non-emergency health and human services. It’s a collaboration of eight organizations hosting six call centers across the state.
- 2-1-1 Colorado is also available if you want to make a donation to your community or look for volunteer opportunities. Referrals are also available by dialing 2-1-1.
- The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has established web portal helpcoloradonow.org/ to coordinate donations and volunteers. Cash is preferred because it offers the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover.