On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Red Cross was either running or supporting shelters at six locations:
· YMCA Boulder Valley, 2850 Mapleton Ave., Boulder.
· Estes Park Conference Center, 101 St. Vrain Ave., Estes Park.
· Timberline Church, 2980 S Timberline Rd., Fort Collins.
· City of Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave., Greeley.
· Thompson School District Building, 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland.
· Sterling Middle School, 1177 Pawnee Ave., Sterling.
Since Sept. 11, the Red Cross had opened 20 shelters. Many were shut as the flood waters receded and people returned home.
Its staff and volunteers also helped provide supplies and assistance at multi-agency disaster assistance centers in Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties.
Flooding has impacted an area of Colorado roughly the size of Connecticut. Ten people were either confirmed or assumed dead and 200 people unaccounted for – down from an estimated 1,200.
Radio and television stations from throughout the state joined in the live event, which was based at the Rocky Mountain PBS studio in Denver. CNN reported that an estimated 18,000 homes were damaged.
Encana Oil and Gas Corporation underwrote the event. It donated $250,000 to flood relief efforts.