Texas Baptists Prepare to Send Volunteers to Jamestown, Colorado
This past September, unprecedented flooding disrupted life for thousands of Colorado residents. Roughly 20,000 homes and businesses were damaged or completely destroyed in and around Boulder, CO. Jamestown, a small mountain community, was hit especially hard. Here many homes were washed completely away when the local creek broke over its banks. What made their recovery process even worse was the winter freeze, which made the surviving roads to Jamestown impassable and halted all rebuilding until late this spring. Most of the community was forced to spend the winter with friends and family in other cities, flooded and frozen out of their homes until the thaw comes. Those who stayed had to make do with rain cisterns for their water supply, since their plumbing systems was taken out by the flood.
How you can help:
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help with mudding out, cleaning up, and rebuilding the homes damaged by the flood. We will be mobilizing volunteers to travel to Colorado to serve on these dates:
- June 22-28, 2014
- July 6-12, 2014
- Aug 3-9, 2014
Housing will be provided at the Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center in Allenspark, CO. The average cost will be $50 to $75 per night depending on accommodations. This price includes all meals. Contact for the camp is Kathy Griffee at 303-747-2999, ext. 225. The camp is holding space for the above weeks. Other weeks should be negotiated through Kathy and the Camp.
Keep in mind, Jamestown is less than one hour from Estes Park, CO. Teams can plan to take a day of sightseeing as a part of this experience.
If you would like to volunteer (on these or other dates), then contact Marla Bearden at marla.bearden [at] texasbaptists.org or by phone at (214) 828-5382. Click the “GO” button below to fill out the necessary registration forms.
DONATIONS ARE NEEDED as flood victims look to repair and replace their broken homes and lost belongings. To give, click the “GIVE” button below.
Partnership between TBDR & Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Can’t fit into any of the above dates? Southern Baptists are also preparing to mobilize adults, students, and youth to assist with flood recovery in Colorado.
DATES: May 1 – October 31, 2014 (teams will be coming and going for months)
- Construction Teams
- Drywall installation and finishing
- Flooring installation – laminate, wood and tile
- Fence rebuilding and debris removal on farmers’/ranchers’ fields
- Office support
- Base Camp / Warehouse assistance
HOUSING: Colorado Flood Recovery Base Camp, Estes Park Baptist Church. Sleeping quarters are tents furnished with cots and shower facilities. Meals provided. Cost is $15 per person, per night.
Click here for more information about volunteering with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. [Link to PDF document]