LONGMONT, Colorado – As floodwaters continue to ravage communities across Colorado, Operation Blessing teams are on the ground working with local churches to help flood victims and evacuees.
Already 11,000 residents have been evacuated, with 1,000 more waiting to evacuate the flood zone.
“The roads are still a huge problem throughout the area,” said OBI’s U.S. Director of Disaster Relief Jody Gettys. “The asphalt is literally breaking off and falling in the rushing water. Thousands cannot return to their homes yet because of the many compromised roads and bridges.”
Operation Blessing is partnering with Life Bridge Church, which opened its doors as a relief center within 24 hours of the disaster—providing food, housing and more to affected residents. Currently the church is housing around 150 search and rescue personnel as well as 400 evacuees, the majority of them from Lyons which is one of the hardest hit areas.
Operation Blessing is helping the church sustain their current relief efforts as well as get emergency relief supplies directly to the residents who have been devastated by this catastrophic flooding.