More Bay Area volunteers head to Colorado for flood relief 

click to enlarge Colorado flooding
  • AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Jeremy Papasso
  • In this Sept. 19, 2013 photo, Sean McCroskey pulls his wife Meg's jacket out of the debris in the river in front of their destroyed home on Gold Run Road in Boulder County, Colo.
Another 20 Bay Area volunteers are traveling to Colorado to assist the thousands of residents there affected by recent floods, according to the American Red Cross Bay Area and Silicon Valley chapters.

Fourteen volunteers from the Bay Area chapter and six from the Silicon Valley chapter are deploying, Red Cross officials said. The group includes residents of San Francisco, Vacaville, Foster City, Union City, Berkeley, Castro Valley, San Mateo, Antioch, Oakland and San Ramon, among other communities.

They are joining 42 volunteers from the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz areas already working in Colorado. More than 760 Red Cross volunteers are working in Colorado, staffing 24 mobile feeding units and providing shelter, relief supplies and comfort to those displaced by the massive floods.

The Red Cross has served more than 13,000 meals and snacks so far, and provided more than 2,640 health and mental services, officials said.

To help support Red Cross relief effort in Colorado, donations can be made online at redcross.org or by calling (800) RED-CROSS.

An automatic $10 donation can be made by sending a text to 90999.

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