Mountain Outreach Team – Flood Recovery

Mountain Outreach Team – Flood Recovery

Colorado Spirit Mountain Outreach Team is designed to support Larimer County‚Äôs recovery from the September 2013 floods. They provide emotional support, door-to-door out- reach, and connections or referrals to community resources. They attend community meetings and information sessions to provide citizens with the mist current information on the recovery process. Just look for the friendly people in the blue vests! There is never a charge for services provided by the Mountain Outreach Team. “Mountain Outreach teams attend all county and regional meetings related to the flood and seek to have the most recent information on resources and developments related to recovery. A similar group was formed in the weeks following the High Park Fire. Crisis counselors...

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What Mother Nature Can’t Destroy

What Mother Nature Can’t Destroy

32 Days. It has been only 32 days since the waters roared down the canyons and into our lives. It feels like a lifetime ago. When I look back at our lives and our community 32 days ago, it is overwhelming to think about the life-shifting events we’ve all had to endure. We all have our individual stories yet they blend together in a complex web of experiences. We’ve gone through something as a community. Mother Nature did her best to tear down everything we built, yet she couldn’t tear apart the fabric of who we are. The Flood It was about 6:00 AM on September 12th when the power went out. My husband was called into work in Boulder and my 8 year old son and I were alone in Pinewood Springs. I had been up all night obsessively watching the news on...

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