If you drive south of the border, chances are, you’re going to see lots of these port-a-potties in several neighborhoods, including mine!  (No water, no showers, no toilets…it’s almost like being on a carnival cruise…DOH!)  This is just a small inconvenience for us, but our neighbors have so much more to deal with, as several are left completely stranded, with their homes in ruins.  How can we help?


There’s several ways of helping out organizations that are helping our neighbors to the south.  You can go online and get all the details on how and what to donate to the Salvation Army by going to salvationarmyusa.org, or you can call them toll free at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).


For the American Red Cross, you can text the word Red Cross to 90999, and a $10 dollar donation will be billed to your phone.  You can also call them toll free at 1-800-Red Cross, or simply go online to redcross.org. 


As far as material items to donate, in talking with Aaron Moumsey from the Northern Chapter of the American Red Cross, he says right now, they’re mostly needing non perishable food items, toiletries, and they need diapers and baby formula.  The items they’re NOT needing at this time is water!  Aaron says that so many people assume that victims are going to need water, and although the donations are extremely appreciated, they’re now overloaded with both water and used clothing, so he says to hold off on those items and concentrate more on non perishable food items and toiletries.

I’ll be receiving items needed from Aaron throughout the week, so keep checking back to our website to see if any of the items have changed, and let’s show our true hearts in our Cheyenne community, (who, in my opinion, has the biggest hearts in any community I’ve ever been in,) and let help out our Colorado neighbors!