Bay Area volunteers are heading to help with disaster relief in
flood-stricken Colorado, the Red Cross announced Tuesday.
The nine Bay Area volunteers will join more than 250 trained Red
Cross disaster volunteers who were deployed to Colorado during the weekend to
help provide food and shelter to thousands of residents affected by floods
that have hit the area since Thursday, spokeswoman Jennifer Sturm said.
Red Cross estimated that as many as 18,000 homes in Boulder and
neighboring counties have been affected by the floods, which have
killed eight people and left hundreds unaccounted for.
Bay Area volunteers working through the Red Cross will help
oversee shelter operations, public affairs, logistics, technology services
and emotional support, Sturm said.
"We have a lot of well-skilled people who are volunteers," Sturm
To help support Red Cross relief effort in Colorado, donations can
be made online or by calling (800) RED-CROSS.
An automatic $10 donation can be made by sending a text to 90999.