DENVER (CBS4)– When disaster strikes our state Coloradans are always ready to help those in need. That was evident on Wednesday during the Colorado Flood Relief telethon.

By 9:15 p.m. the telethon had raised nearly $800,000 since volunteers started taking donations at 4 p.m.

Gov. John Hickenlooper talked about how important this effort is to get Colorado back on its feet, including the hardest hit communities.

“We made a commitment to rebuild and rebuild better and stronger than before. We’ll rebuild faster. We had a team of two engineers and a facilities expert or transportation expert from Vermont. Two years ago they had Hurricane Irene. They rebuilt and we’re taking all of their lessons learned. They’re working with us. So we’ve got an idea of how big the task is. It’s a mess, right? But we’re going to do it,” said Hickenlooper.

Call 877-667-6727 to help Coloradans with flood relief until 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Benefits American Red Cross and Community Food Share to help those families and communities affected by the flooding.

Colorado Floods: How To Help

The recent floods are impacting families and communities throughout Colorado, so CBS4 has compiled a list of ways you can support the local communities impacted by the floods.


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