Colorado	
  Flood	
  Relief	
  
Sep	
  2013	
  Colorado	
  Floods.	
  It	
  rained	
  non-­‐stop	
  for	
  several	
  days...
Over	
  200	
  miles	
  of	
  flood-­‐damage	
  in	
  17	
  counPes.	
  Over	
  $1	
  billion	
  of	
  
road,	
  bridge	
  ...
A	
  river	
  formed	
  on	
  this	
  Longmont	
  neighborhood	
  and	
  
effected	
  every	
  house	
  along	
  these	
  s...
We	
  partnered	
  with	
  Pastor	
  
Bob	
  Balance	
  from	
  Pine	
  
Street	
  Church	
  in	
  Boulder,	
  
CO.	
  Our...
This	
  shows	
  the	
  water	
  level	
  at	
  
the	
  Stacy's	
  home	
  in	
  their	
  
basement.	
  The	
  insurance	
...
There	
  actually	
  is	
  carpet	
  under	
  the	
  mud.	
  
Every	
  piece	
  of	
  furniture	
  had	
  to	
  be	
  toss...
Photo	
  by	
  Michele	
  Gerbrandt	
  
This	
  seemed	
  kind	
  of	
  ironic	
  and	
  iconic.	
  
Photo	
  by	
  Michele	
  Gerbrandt	
  
	
  
Piles	
  of	
  debris	
  lined	
  sat	
  in	
  front	
  of	
  house	
  a]er	
  house.	
  It	
  
looked	
  like	
  a	
  war...
Saving	
  family	
  photos.	
  Photo	
  by	
  Michele	
  Gerbrandt	
  
Many	
  of	
  the	
  Stacy's	
  photo	
  albums	
  were	
  lost.	
  They	
  saved	
  
some	
  wedding	
  photos.	
  Photo	...
Photo	
  by	
  Michele	
  Gerbrandt	
  
Crossroads	
  Church	
  team	
  working	
  hard	
  and	
  geEng	
  
muddy.	
  Photo	
  by	
  Michele	
  Gerbrandt	
  
Hauling	
  drywall	
  out	
  of	
  the	
  window	
  well.	
  Photo	
  by	
  
Michele	
  Gerbrandt	
  
Carpet,	
  drywall	
  and	
  furniture	
  hauled	
  away.	
  It	
  has	
  been	
  
a	
  successful	
  day.	
  Photo	
  by	...
Heading	
  into	
  the	
  basement	
  of	
  a	
  2nd	
  home.	
  Photo	
  
by	
  Michele	
  Gerbrandt	
  
Pulling	
  insulaPon	
  and	
  plasPc	
  out	
  of	
  a	
  crawl	
  space.	
  Water	
  reached	
  
the	
  ceiling	
  of	
 ...
With	
  piles	
  everywhere	
  the	
  next	
  quesPon	
  is	
  how	
  to	
  
dispose	
  of	
  it?	
  Photo	
  by	
  Michel...
For	
  this	
  elderly	
  couple,	
  the	
  team	
  pulled	
  out	
  their	
  
basement	
  carpet	
  in	
  record	
  Pme.	...
We	
  live	
  in	
  an	
  amazing	
  country,	
  blessed	
  with	
  resources	
  and	
  strong,	
  
hard-­‐working	
  peop...
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2013 Colorado Floods - Crossroads Church Photo Essay

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In Sept 2013 certain areas of Colorado received a year's worth of rain in less than a week. A range of 200 miles and 17 counties were affected. These photos are of teams of people from Crossroads Church helping families in the first days of recovery efforts. Rebuilding will take a few years and many road ways, bridges and houses were destroyed.

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2013 Colorado Floods - Crossroads Church Photo Essay

  1. 1. Colorado  Flood  Relief   Sep  2013  Colorado  Floods.  It  rained  non-­‐stop  for  several  days.  So  much  so  we   got  a  year’s  worth  of  rain  in  four  days.  It  was  just  a  taste  of  what  Noah  must   have  felt.  We  were  geEng  ready  to  build  an  ark.  (Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt)  
  2. 2. Over  200  miles  of  flood-­‐damage  in  17  counPes.  Over  $1  billion  of   road,  bridge  and  dam  and  home  damages.  1,700  people  lost  their   homes  with  over  17,000  having  been  flood  damaged.  Although  our   church  and  area  was  not  directly  hit.  We  looked  for  immediate   opportuniPes  to  partner  with  neighboring  towns  and  churches.  
  3. 3. A  river  formed  on  this  Longmont  neighborhood  and   effected  every  house  along  these  streets.     Photo  taken  by  Michele  Gerbrandt.  
  4. 4. We  partnered  with  Pastor   Bob  Balance  from  Pine   Street  Church  in  Boulder,   CO.  Our  first  home  was   helping  in  the  basement   of  Bob  and  Joann  Stacy.   They  had  already  been   working  Prelessly  to  get   their  basement   disassembled  before     mold  sets  in.     Photo  by  Michele   Gerbrandt  
  5. 5. This  shows  the  water  level  at   the  Stacy's  home  in  their   basement.  The  insurance   adjuster  measured  78  inches   high.  Their  beds  and   furniture  were  bobbing  in  the   the  muddy  water.  They  even   found  frogs  when  the  water   drained.   Photo  taken  by     Michele  Gerbrandt  
  6. 6. There  actually  is  carpet  under  the  mud.   Every  piece  of  furniture  had  to  be  tossed.    
  7. 7. Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  8. 8. This  seemed  kind  of  ironic  and  iconic.   Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt    
  9. 9. Piles  of  debris  lined  sat  in  front  of  house  a]er  house.  It   looked  like  a  war  zone.  Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  10. 10. Saving  family  photos.  Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  11. 11. Many  of  the  Stacy's  photo  albums  were  lost.  They  saved   some  wedding  photos.  Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  12. 12. Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  13. 13. Crossroads  Church  team  working  hard  and  geEng   muddy.  Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  14. 14. Hauling  drywall  out  of  the  window  well.  Photo  by   Michele  Gerbrandt  
  15. 15. Carpet,  drywall  and  furniture  hauled  away.  It  has  been   a  successful  day.  Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  16. 16. Heading  into  the  basement  of  a  2nd  home.  Photo   by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  17. 17. Pulling  insulaPon  and  plasPc  out  of  a  crawl  space.  Water  reached   the  ceiling  of  this  basement.  Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  18. 18. With  piles  everywhere  the  next  quesPon  is  how  to   dispose  of  it?  Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  19. 19. For  this  elderly  couple,  the  team  pulled  out  their   basement  carpet  in  record  Pme.  Way  to  go   Crossroads!  Photo  by  Michele  Gerbrandt  
  20. 20. We  live  in  an  amazing  country,  blessed  with  resources  and  strong,   hard-­‐working  people  who  love  the  Lord.  Jesus  please  be  present   and  bless  Colorado  through  the  recovery.  Photo  by  Mark  Orsborn  

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