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Boulder JFS Supporting Flood Victims

Boulder JFS can help NOW. Flood relief financial assistance is available for those in need who have had a flood related loss. JFS is also available to provide emotional support, case management, and information/referral services. All information will be kept confidential. Please contact Boulder JFS at 303.415.1025.

Flood relief financial assistance is made possible by JEWISHcolorado's (formerly Allied Jewish Federation) 2013 Colorado Flood Relief Fund.

This is without question one of the largest and most devastating disasters to strike our state and we are so grateful to everyone who has helped those in need. At this point, the damage remains incalculable and many victims have been displaced from their homes with nowhere to turn. They need help, food, clothing, and temporary housing until longer-term solutions can be worked out.

IF YOU NEED HELP 

If you are reading this and need assistance, please contact the following:

  • Boulder JFS can provide information and referrals and flood relief financial assistance. In addition to financial support, Boulder JFS can provide general support, case management, and information and referrals. We’re here to help. Contact Cathy Summer at csummer@jewishfamilyservice.org or Ingrid Swords at iswords@jewishfamilyservice.org, 303.415.1025.
  • NECHAMA: Jewish Response to Disaster provides direct cleanup assistance free of charge such as interior and exterior storm debris removal. Request assistance at www.nechama.org/cofloods or by calling at 763.732.0610.
  • Bonai Shalom has set up an online exchange to connect people in need of resources with volunteers willing to help. To access this, click here. Sign in with access code: bonai   
  • For additional information on the Boulder Jewish community's response, contact the Boulder JCC, www.boulderjcc.org, 303.998.1900. 
  • If you have sustained a loss or damage as a result of the flooding, contact FEMA immediately, if you have not already done so, to apply for assistance. To register, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit www.disasterassistance.gov/. If you need assistance with the process, Boulder JFS can help.
  • For information on additional resources, visit www.boulderfloodinfo.net
  • For information about road conditions or other city services, please check the Boulder Office of Emergency Management website at www.boulderoem.org.

Download the following helpful resources about self-care, grief, responding to the Colorado floods, mental health services, legal services, and additional Boulder resources:

IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER

If you are reading this and want to help out, here are some options:

  • Rabbi Wilhelm of Chabad at CU is organizing volunteers to assist homeowners right now. If you are available to help, contact the Rabbi at rabbi@JewishCU.com.
  • NECHAMA: A Jewish Response to Disaster is organizing volunteers for direct cleanup assistance. If you would like to volunteer, visit www.nechama.org/index.php/volunteer.
  • Bonai Shalom has set up an online exchange to connect people in need with volunteers willing to help. To access this, click here. Sign in with access code: bonai.

IF YOU WANT TO DONATE

Give to the JEWISHcolorado 2013 Colorado Flood Relief Fund. 100% of funds raised will go directly to those affected by the floods (both organizations and individuals, Jews and non-Jews). Donate now: http://www.jewi.sh/coloradofloods

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