BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. - Those who believe their purpose is to minister to those in need are working to help Colorado flood victims.
The Church of Christ has congregations across the country. They have each raised money to purchase supplies for self-contained boxes filled with food, infant care, toiletries and cleaning supplies, all to be distributed to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort based out of Nashville.
This week, members of the Church have loaded vans and driven to areas dealing with the floods, offering supplies to residents. One box of food will feed a family of four for up to a week.
For more than 22 years, the churches have responded to disasters across the United States. In Colorado, they responded to wildfires during the last two years. Each truck of supplies that is brought to an area needing help has supplies valued at $85,000 to $100,000, the Minister of Boulder Church of Christ, David Howard, says.
"You're uplifted by it. You know, it's not just that giving is for someone else, but you know, when you give, you get. And that's an incredible thing," Howard said.
In Evans, the Dairy Specialist is being used as a site for those in need to pick up supplies directly, according to the church.
The Church of Christ in Longmont is open now to offer supplies. A second location in Longmont is likely to open soon, and the plans are being formulated now.
In Boulder, the Church of Christ has rented a vacant space at 4770 Table Mesa Drive. The location will likely open as early as Monday to offer supplies directly to those who are in need.
For more information, call David Howard at 303-829-0834.