Last September, 24 Colorado counties were heavily impacted by historic flooding that rocked Colorado's communities, causing more than $3 billion in damage, displacing more than 18,000 residents, and impacting countless more lives. Coloradans responded to this crisis admirably, uniting to assist other Coloradans, by helping their recovery process. A year later, we have the opportunity to celebrate all that has been done to build back better, stronger and more resilient communities - as well as draw attention to all the work that remains to be done.
United Wayof Larimer County is proud to partner with Serve Colorado and the Colorado Recovery Office forColorado United Day, a statewide service initiative, Saturday, September 13th, 2014. Larimer County has several volunteer projects and special events on the calendar. In addition to a day of service for our communities, this day has also been set aside for those of us to thoughtfully re-group our efforts in continuing to assist our neighbors who are still experiencing fallout from the Colorado Floods. There is still much work to be done but it is safe to say that if that work can be done anywhere; Larimer County will do it efficiently and effectively.
This Saturday, some of us may feel drawn to work on a project, while others may feel more comfortable spending time with families and friends in a supportive way. Many of us are still in the process of recovery, to those of you; we extend our hearts and commitment to continue to do our best work possible. For the record, we would like to commemorate the volunteers locally and nationally who responded at our time of need and recognize those who will be actively engaged on the journey ahead. We salute the businesses and donors that have generously assisted in the recovery and rebuilding efforts. Finally, this day would not be complete without special mention of our supportive agencies and offices of emergency management at every level for their dedication and the work they continue to do towards our long term recovery. In this story, everyone is a hero.