Volunteers from Wisconsin converge on Glen Haven

GLEN HAVEN - Glen Haven, a small community near Estes Park, lost nearly all of its businesses in last September's flooding as well as many homes.

It is a town that is slowly recovering, thanks in part to volunteers.

On Monday, a group of more than 50 volunteers from churches in Wisconsin started work removing debris in Glen Haven.

"This particular area they called Armageddon," volunteer Thomas Phillip said.

The group spent $5,000 to rent machinery they're using this week in their efforts.

"[We want] to teach kids how to have a servant heart," Phillip said.

Many of the volunteers are students. Residents like Sonja McTeague, of Glen Haven, are grateful.

"Oh, they're fantastic. We've had wonderful response from volunteers," McTeague said. "They just saved us. Without them, we'd be way behind."

Hundreds of volunteers have come from all over, she says, to help Glen Haven since the flood.


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