City passes the test during trying time
There are as many stories as there are people to thank. From the first call to evacuate our homes in Red Mountain and all of the neighbors that helped go door to door to make sure everyone knew. The people who checked specifically on the elderly and made sure they were taken care of. The folks that helped with the traffic, not just directing it, but their calmness and helpfulness in answering questions and helping during a time of real uncertainty and panic.
The many stores and restaurants and neighbors who brought food and beverages.
The police and firefighters, the city workers who all pulled a 24-hour day (or more!) The Red Cross and the Salvation Army, who set up help stations. The wonderful program that was set up at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley Campus for those that need a place to go. The folks that work for the train that stopped and picked up the homeless off the tracks and most certainly saved their lives.
To all of those that came to help. You hung out by the City Hall with us the first night, willing and able to do anything. To all that I serve with on City Council and the city staff who was there doing whatever was necessary. To all that helped us with the neighborhood van program; all of the drivers and workers who made that so successful. You all were remarkable!
The men and women in uniform that came from other areas to help. To all of our friends and neighbors, the citizens of Glenwood Springs, for your courage and help. Chaotic times defines what type of people, what type of community people are. The people of this city are the best!
For all of the stories I haven’t heard yet, the many unsung heroes who are out there. For the many helping hands I may have failed to mention, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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