Archive for September, 2013

Colorado Floods, Animal Evacuation update

September 15, 2013

Colorado Floods, Animal Evacuation update

This link is a good source for information about animal evacuations.  This is mostly for Coloradans, as it lists the shelters that accept animals, what to do if you were forced to evacuate without your animals (say if you were at work and couldn’t get home), and information about Large Animal Rescue. 

How to help Colorado

September 15, 2013

How to help Colorado

The link, attached, is for Help Colorado Now, per their website: HelpColoradoNow.org is a partnership between the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) and Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (COVOAD). This initiative brings together government agencies and non-profit organizations so they may better assist communities affected by disasters.

This website has all sorts of great information regarding legitimate organizations to send money, how to properly help, how to deal with gifts in kind (i.e., what sort of none monetary donations are appropriate). 

 

Colorado Flood information

September 15, 2013

Colorado Flood information

I watch, feeling fairly helpless, as friends are evacuated and forever changed by the current flooding in Colorado.  My training- and yes, I’m finally getting training for Disaster Preparedness and Large Animal Emergency Rescue- is not completed yet, not that it would help.  I’m not in a call up area.  I’ve learned so much from the courses I’ve taken so far- such as DO NOT DEPLOY to a disaster unless you’re called up.  The last thing the disaster needs are too many people wanting to help but not having anything to do. 

What I CAN do, is get information out.  For those of you wanting more information about the flooding, I’m including a link to the local Denver news Facebook Page.