November 7th, 2013 1:49 PM by Brian Hooper
It was wonderful to spend some time with Natalie Bogard, Development Coordinator for the American Red Cross, learning about the ongoing efforts taking place throughout Colorado. There is still such need; many have been completely devastated and have lost all that they have due to the unprecedented flooding which followed a summer of severe fires that have swept through our fair state. But the Red Cross is there, providing healthcare, mental healthcare, casework services, assessing needs and making recommendations and referrals for other services such as cleaning out flooded homes, finding new homes, and replacing lost documents.
Colorado will be rebuilt. Fire cannot burn our spirits out, and floods cannot dampen them. We are a hardy bunch of folks possessing great determination and strong spirits. We are great neighbors as well, eagerly jumping in to take care of our own. That was evidenced today by a group of property managers taking out their checkbooks in order to present their gift of love in aid to our neighbors.