Boulder County (Longmont) Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) Opens

Longmont has opened a Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) in partnership with Boulder County at 1250 South Hover. The DAC entrance is located on the west side of the Twin Peaks Mall in the former location of Steve & Barry’s just south of Sears. This center is open to serve all Boulder County residents.
The center will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., seven days a week until the need subsides. Due to the temporary nature of the facility, no phone service exists and we encourage residents to come in with any questions or help they need. Please bring any paperwork that would assist in verifying your address and assisting with your needs such as utility bills, identification, social security number, insurance policy paperwork, etc.
FEMA requires that all residents register www.disasterassistance.gov. You may do this at the DAC or you may do this prior to going to the DAC. If you are denied FEMA coverage initially, please READ THE ENTIRE LETTER, as it outlines the possibility that you need to supply insurance information in order to receive assistance.
Agencies at the center include: FEMA, Workforce Boulder County, Boulder County Public Health, Boulder County Land Use, the OUR Center, and American Family Insurance. Three other non-profits are also on-site to assist with private home clean up: Convoy of Hope, Samaritans Purse, and the Southern Baptist Convention. For those in need of clean up kits, bottled water and other necessities assistance can be found at the DAC. Additional help may also be found at helpcoloradonow.org.
The generosity of the Longmont community has been enormous. As a result, we have had a large number of people who have stopped by the facility requesting to volunteer. All volunteers must register on line at www.helpcoloradonow.org. This organization is seeking all skill sets ranging from architects to administrative support. Applications submitted online will be matched up with the needs of Boulder County staffing. They will review these application and match volunteers appropriately which generally happens very quickly.
The DAC is not currently accepting donations from individuals although we are truly appreciative of the community’s kindness. Monetary donations can be made on line at longmontfoundation.org.
For Boulder County flood recovery information, go to www.BoulderCountyFlood.org. The website provides information about assistance and resources available for those affected by the flood, as well as guidelines and precautions for beginning cleanup efforts on your property.

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