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Volunteers Helping Rebuild Flood Damaged Communities

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Nearly 100 volunteers are working to help victims of last fall’s flooding rebuild their community.

It has been six months since devastating flood waters washed away homes.

On Wednesday volunteers removed silt from the yards of homes along Grouse Hallow Lane just off Highway 34.

They’re clearing the way for volunteers to pick up debris washed over during the flood.

Volunteers of America and Serve 68, a local church group, said more than 100 people have already signed up to take part in a day of service planned for Saturday.

“It means everything really because we all have to pull together for these things, and it’s just a wonderful thing. Most of this we’re unable to get out ourselves,” said flood victim Peggy Lafferty.

In Larimer County two people were killed and nine homes were washed away in the floods.

Dozens of other homes and properties were damaged.

Even if you can’t lift debris, organizers are asking people to come out Saturday in a show of support and unity with the folks still dealing with disaster and tragedy.

To sign up for this project, please contact Kaitie Fancher, Flood Program Coordinator at (970) 472-9630 or helpout@frii.com. Upon confirmation of sign-up, Kaitie will inform volunteers of the meet-up location in western Loveland.

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