KUSA - Glenn Smithey started his Friday on a high note, when he made the last payment on his mobile home. Nine years later, he finally owned it.
By Friday evening, his home was gone.
"It's gone. The same day I pay if off it's in 'Lake Evans,'" Smithey said.
That's his new term for his old community. His Eastwood Village trailer now sits in several feet of water and sewage, along with several others in Evans.
"They said it'd probably be 10 days before we can get in there," he said. "What's not destroyed by the water is destroyed by sewage."
Despite his situation, Saturday morning Smithey was thinking less about himself and more about his neighbors in need. The Weld County Food Bank employee knew the company trucks were sitting close to water, and could be in trouble.
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"Even though his whole house, belongings, shirt on his back [are gone], he still got up the next morning to move the trucks out from behind the food bank, where water could have came in and inundated the trucks, and then parked them on the side so that those food trucks could get out to other people," Food Bank Board Member Perry Bell said.
Not only did he save the trucks, Smithey was back to work Wednesday during a Weld County food drive.
"This is a lot... less insane than dealing with the other things I have to deal with," he said. "We got to keep busy, to keep things level."
He and his wife have a place to stay for now, but Smithey expects the cleanup to take a long time. He doesn't know how much of his belongings will still be salvageable when he is allowed to return.
"We'll make it. We'll figure it out," he said. "There is nowhere to go but forward."
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