Flood aid organization opens Tuesday

Larimer County residents who suffered losses from September flooding will be able to get help from a group of more than 50 nonprofit agencies, government organizations, faith-based groups and citizens.

The Long-Term Recovery Group will set up flood victims with case managers who will assess situations, identify resources and refer residents to possible sources of aid, including funding available from the Long-Term Recovery Fund.

Case managers are available in Loveland beginning Tuesday. An appointment is needed to meet with a case manager, and residents can begin to make appointments on Tuesday by calling 970-461-2222.

The organization’s Loveland office will be located at House of Neighborly Service’s Community Life Center, 1511 E. 11th St. The office will be open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

A second office will open in Estes Park in the coming weeks. The phone number and location will be announced at a later date.

A limited amount of funds have been raised so far for survivors who have not been compensated from insurance or other sources. Eligible uses of the funds include the following: repair or replacement of primary homes or personal property, loss of livelihood, temporary housing needs, health issues and other needs.

The organization will consider in its decisions to distribute funding factors such as flood victims’ finances and whether they have a documented disability or health problem. Other factors include whether a flood victim is a single parent or elderly or has an immediate need for safe housing.

Donations to the organization can be made to the United Way of Larimer County. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayofLarimerCounty.org or call 970-407-7000.

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