A long-term recovery fund for flood victims, set up by the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County and the United Way of Weld County, has reached more than $700,000.
The organizations announced on Wednesday that flood victims can apply for assistance starting on Friday. Applications will be at United Way and Community Foundation offices and on their websites, at www.unitedway-weld.org and www.cfsgwc.org.
Those affected by the floods should also work with their insurance companies and register with FEMA for assistance, according to a news release.
The boards of both organizations worked together to form an allocations committee, which is made up of a board member from each organization and community representatives. The committee met Tuesday morning to finalize the application process.
“The goal of the fund is to focus on intermediate and long-term recovery,” said Jeannine Truswell, president and CEO of United Way of Weld County, in a statement. “We want to be able to help people get back on their feet.”
If you or a loved one needs recovery assistance, call 2-1-1 or visit UnitedWay-Weld.org/2-1-1.