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The Shaffer family built their home and way of life in the small mountain town of Drake. Their property and dreams were all washed away in the Colorado floods.
Trevor Knight
Drake, Colorado
United States
2 Team Members

This Family Needs Your Help!

September 2013 brought some of the worst floods to Colorado in the history of the state. The floods have affected thousands of people, destroyed Thousands of homes, and demolished mountain roads across Northern Colorado. The small mountain town of Drake took some of the worst damage from the Big Thompson river flood, with the majority of the structures in the town being completely wiped out. In this town, the Shaffer family owned a large plot of land with their home, several other structures, and a small campground that they operated. Over the last 30 years the Shaffers built homes and campsites that could support a small community of family and friends. On the land lived grandma Dorris Shaffer (age 80), Jerry Shaffer (age 60), Eileen Shaffer (age 59), Karen (age 62), Lorri and Jeff Shaffer (age 53), and Jeff Junior Shaffer (age 32). Kalyn Taylor (age 22) and Alex Diederich (age 26) also lived on the property and hand-built a small cabin on the higher elevations of the property; it was the only structure not damaged by the flood. All members of the family made it out of the flood unscathed, but they are having to rebuild their lives from scratch. Several of the older family members suffer from health related issues. The main roads to the property have been wiped out and will probably not be accessible for at least a year. They have not only lost their homes, but their only means of income. We are here to help them start their lives over. Please contribute what you can every dollar counts.

Where The Money Goes?

All Contributions will go directly to the family to help them with whatever needs they have over the next few months.

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