Update on Colorado and Washington, D.C.

A message from United Way Worldwide U.S. President Stacey Stewart:  In recent days, our nation has been gripped by the devastation wrought by unprecedented flooding in Colorado and the tragic loss of life at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. On behalf of the US network, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of these terrible tragedies and the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors who grieve for them. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. colorado floodingThey are also with our United Way colleagues in these communities who have stepped up to offer their support, care and leadership in this very difficult time. The strength and character of our network is evident in the many expressions of support and sympathy so many of you have extended to your colleagues. We are so grateful. As you know, United Way's role is to support communities during crisis and to help rebuild over the long haul. At United Way Worldwide, we are working to support our colleagues in both communities, offering whatever assistance they may need.  In Washington, DC, we will work with UWNCA as they work with local partners on determining and supporting the community's needs in the days and months ahead. In Colorado, the Foothills United Way is managing the Foothills Flood Relief Fund. Cash donations are most needed; please do not send clothes, food or other items. For additional information about the Fund, contact Heather Spencer, Director of Communications at 303-895-3419. Or, visit www.HelpColoradoNow.org for more information about how you can help. As more information becomes available, including how you and your community might be able to help, we will be sure to share that with you. I want to thank each and every one of you for your caring and support, and for proving everyday what it means to Live United. --Stacey Stewart

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