December 4th, 2013: On a blustery snow day when temperatures dipped below 10 degrees, eScience Labs’ Volunteer Team piled into COO Scott Higgins truck to help staff the Loveland FEMA Donation Distribution Center. FEMA has been a vital resource for the Colorado flood victims who endured disastrous floods last fall. This natural disaster destroyed nothing short of homes, neighborhoods, and communities, and left many Colorado families heartbroken.
FEMA has had an active presence in many towns since the floods receded last September, but recently transitioned one of their distribution centers to the Loveland area. As a result, thousands of donated items including food, clothing, and household goods needed to be unpacked and prepared for distribution. The Loveland donation distribution center is one of many FEMA flood relief locations that have strengthened the flood relief. In fact, Colorado disaster recovery centers have seen about 22,000 visitors at 24 different locations.
The cold weather deterred many of the scheduled volunteers on that cold winter day, and eScience was proud to make a difference when help was truly needed. A long-term disaster relief plan is in place, and volunteers will continue to be a critical resource for FEMA. Please visit http://www.ready.gov/volunteer if you would like to volunteer to support your local Colorado residents.