LOVELAND - A beacon of hope for flood survivors is scheduled to open Wednesday in Loveland.
Volunteers Sunday were busy sorting and stocking donations to help families affected by the flood. Donations include everything but the kitchen sink and were rolling in from community members like Amy Williams on Sunday.
Williams and her mother recently closed a children's store in Loveland and wanted to donate their excess inventory to the cause.
"It's all about being the hands and feet of Jesus," she said. "You just gotta reach out. If it were me, I'd hope someone would do the same."
An official donation list and volunteer needs will be posted at www.ci.loveland.co.us early this week. The center, located in Building D of Agilent Technolgies, 900 S. Taft, is being managed by city of Loveland staff with the advisement of Adventist Community Services Disaster Relief, which helped manage a similar center for fire survivors last year.
June Spaulding, with ACS Disaster Relief, said the donation list will evolve as time progresses and the weather turns cold.
"Just think of anything you'd need to start a house again," Spaulding said. "It's important that we help these people recover. This is part of the healing process, to be able to find objects to start life again. We don't just want to give items, we want to help them feel better."
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