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Vacaville Residents Head to Aid Colorado with a Red Cross Team, How Can You Help

More than 20 Bay Area volunteers headed to help Colorado flood victims over the weekend. Find out how you can help from home.

More than 500 homes have been destroyed in Boulder, Colorado flood and landslide disaster.
More than 500 homes have been destroyed in Boulder, Colorado flood and landslide disaster.
As we received our first rain of the season this past weekend, it brings to mind the more than 1,100 Colorado residents displaced indefinitely by the eight day downpour this month. Northern California is pitching in where they can to those in need.
 
BCN News is reporting, Vacaville residents are joining another group of 20 Bay Area volunteers are traveling to Boulder, Colorado to assist the thousands of residents there affected by recent floods, the American Red Cross Bay Area and Silicon Valley chapters said.

Fourteen volunteers from the Bay Area chapter and six from the Silicon Valley chapter are deploying, Red Cross officials said. The group includes residents of San Francisco, Vacaville, Foster City, Union City, Berkeley, Castro Valley, San Mateo, Antioch, Oakland and San Ramon, among other communities.

They are joining 42 volunteers from the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz areas already working in Colorado.

More than 760 Red Cross volunteers are working in Colorado, staffing 24 mobile feeding units and providing shelter, relief supplies and comfort to those displaced by the massive floods.

The Red Cross has served more than 13,000 meals and snacks so far and provided more than 2,640 health and mental services, officials said.

To help support Red Cross relief effort in Colorado, donations can be made online at redcross.org or by calling (800) RED-CROSS.

How can you help?

An automatic $10 donation can be made by sending a text to 90999.
The Salvation Army, over the phone: I called 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designated my donation as “Colorado Floods.” 

Foothills Flood Relief Fund, over the webDenver’s ABC News website reported that this branch of the United Way would support “immediate relief as well as longer-term recovery in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.” 

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