Jeff Smith, NBC 5 News
North Texas relief workers are heading to Colorado as residents are just now starting to dig out from last week's historic floods.
North Texas relief workers are heading to Colorado as residents are start to dig out from last week's historic floods that killed eight and destroyed thousands of homes.
Almost 20,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed by the floods. For many families, rebuilding their lives could be a lifelong process.
Six staff members of Christian humanitarian group World Vision are taking supplies from North Texas to Colorado to help more than 7,000 families.
"Many of the homes that were damaged are not in a flood plain. So they may not have flood insurance," said Phyllis Freeman, World Vision's domestic disaster response director. "We care very much about children, and child wellbeing. So when children or families are impacted by disasters anywhere in the country, our team here responds in a significant way."
The disaster relief kits contain cleaning supplies, like mops and bleach containers, to help prevent mold, as well as food products like rice and oatmeal.
"We will get product in that is timely, that is adequate, and that is what's needed," Freeman said.
Each truck will also have bottled water and plenty of warm blankets.
The trucks are scheduled to arrive in Colorado Thursday night.