The Colorado flooding that has devastated the area and affected so many in our community and beyond has also impacted us. Our members are dealing with various concerns brought by the floods, from water in their homes to being stranded and still awaiting help. We know that so many in communities across the Front Range have lost so much more. Our hearts and prayers continue to be with everyone affected by this disaster.
Gateway had planned to celebrate our 22ndAnniversary as a church Sunday, September 15, 2013 at our building on the corner of 1stand Taft in Loveland, Colorado. The damage from flooding received on September 12 and September 13 has prohibited this. We are reminded that our building is just a building and the church is the body of believers.
While our prayers continue for everyone affected by this devastation, we, along with our community are determined to restore and rebuild.
Many of you have asked how you can help. As you can imagine, we are uncertain how to answer that question right now. We greatly appreciate your prayers. Over the next few days, we will be able to more accurately access the situation and provide updates as they are made available. We do know there will be financial, materials, and volunteer needs. As we better understand the extent of the damage, we will keep you informed.
In the meantime, if you would like to make a monetary donation for our disaster relief fund, please do so electronically or send to:
Gateway Baptist Church
c/o Disaster Relief
325 S Taft Street
Loveland, CO 80537
The first level of the church was flooded with 2-3 feet of water. This level consists of:
- Restroom facilities
- Choir Room
The damage that we are currently aware of is: