The agency is still helping hundreds of victims of the massive wildfires which struck Colorado in 2012, work anticipated to continue into next summer.
That disaster prompted the Catholic Charities affiliate and other agencies to form a long-term recovery group that will now be repurposed to help flood victims.
Good said that the recovery process for flood victims will be similar to the effort after the fires: with the help of Catholic Charities USA, the local agency will raise funds to help survivors. The agency has already established a process for survivors to meet with case workers to evaluate their needs and to set a plan for recovery.
However, insurance could pose a major problem for flood victims.
"Unfortunately, what I am hearing here in northern Colorado related to the flood, is that a lot of people did not have any flood insurance," Good said. "So that's going to be a great concern, obviously, if we are going to have a lot of people who are essentially uninsured for flood damage."
Despite the challenges that flood victims are facing, Good said community support appears strong.
"There were a lot of people who wanted to help. All of our agencies have been inundated with people who want to not only volunteer their time, but also donate funds to help with the effort," he noted.
"A lot of people are in need, but fortunately there are some people willing to give."
Bennett explained that some aid could include gift cards for food and clothing.
The agency has applied for some emergency grants and is receiving donations, he explained. It has also partnered with government and private agencies "to work together and help as many people as we can."
"Everyone is in our prayers. We know how difficult this can be," Bennett said.
Donations to flood victim relief may be made through the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver website at http://www.ccdenver.org.
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