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October 04, 2013

Colorado Communities to Come Together for Flood Recovery

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Last month, historic flooding slammed Colorado, and the effects and loss are still being felt. The unprecedented disaster has displaced thousands of families, and several people have been killed or remain missing. It has triggered over a dozen oil and fracking spills throughout the state. And some places will remain "unlivable" for months.  

As communities continue to pick up the pieces, several groups, including the Sierra Club, will be hosting "Colorado Flood Recovery Weekend" this weekend across the state, marking an opportunity for volunteers and communities to offer a hand during this time of crisis.

Plant_TreeColorado Flood Recovery Weekend events will be taking place in Boulder, Longmont, Lyons, and Greely, among some of the hardest hit places. Volunteers will be asked to assist with clean-up efforts in homes and parks Saturday and Sunday morning. The weekend will then close with a volunteer appreciation event featuring music, food, and speakers. Featured speakers will discuss the importance of taking direct action both locally to help our neighbors and nationally with supporting measures to combat climate disruption, such as the new Environmental Protection Agency's recently announced carbon pollution regulations. Click here to RSVP.

The coalition includes Mudslingers, Boulder Flood Relief, Habitat for Humanity, Samaritan's Purse, Rocky Mountain Christian Church, and the cities of Boulder and Longmont. We are proud to be a part of this effort. Click here to get involved and support the flood recovery effort.

(Top image courtesy Mudslingers/DonateBoulder.org)

-- Bryce Carter, Sierra Club Associate Organizing Representative for Beyond Coal, Colorado

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