COLORADO FLOODS: Iowa Volunteers Helping

Posted on: 2:10 pm, September 16, 2013, by

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Some volunteers from Iowa are helping with flood relief in Colorado.

Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles from Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Fort Dodge and Sioux City are leaving Monday and one departs from Des Moines Tuesday.

Two volunteers from the Quad Cities left Monday morning. Mary Johnson and Liz Hunger will be in Colorado for two or three weeks, working with the Colorado National Guard to help find shelters for the thousands of people who have been evacuated from their homes.

The volunteers say with their Red Cross training, they’re prepared to help.

“I think most of us when we see these events, we feel a lot of sympathy and empathy for the people there, so if there’s any way we can help, I want to do that, and we’ve been trained to do that.  There’s always someone out there that’s in the need, not to any fault of their own,” says Hunger.

Dan and Deb Snelson, Red Cross volunteers from Pleasant Hill, leave Tuesday for Colorado.