Local Salvation Army teams to assist in Colorado - KCTV5

Local Salvation Army teams to assist in Colorado

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Officials in Kansas and Missouri will be assisting their neighbors to the west in Colorado following days of deadly flash flooding.

The Salvation Army, Kansas and Western Missouri Division, is sending a regency disaster services team to Colorado.

Salvation Army Officer Lt. Lynn Lopez and EDS volunteer Kay Mollett, both from Emporia, KS, will leave for Denver early Wednesday morning.

Lopez and Mollett will be in a Salvation Army disaster vehicle, also known as a mobile canteen.  

The vehicle will be stocked with food and water in an effort to provide meals to flood survivors and first responders.

The mobile canteen will join eight other Salvation Army mobile united currently assisting in Colorado.

"We're going to assist in any manner that we can," said Lopez. "We've been praying for the people of Colorado, where so many lives have been devastated."

Lopez says she and Mollett are honored to be called upon to help.

The two are expected to remain in Colorado for a week to 10 days.

Massive flooding has impacted 17 counties in Colorado, damaging or destroying thousands of homes and killing at least eight people.

So far, The Salvation Army has provided more than 20,000 meals and some 85,560 drinks to Colorado first responders, law enforcement officials and evacuees.

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