Colorado flood waters are moving out but leaving behind many people without a home.
The American Red Cross helps when any national disaster hits. Workers are sent from all over the country to supply aid and give relief with most volunteers staying for at least two weeks at a time.
NTV sent a reporter to follow two volunteers from Nebraska who went to help in the relief efforts in Colorado. There were about 10 Nebraskan volunteers from the Red Cross sent to help.
Most of the Red Cross workers are volunteers. Omaha resident and Disaster Team Supervisor Bill Dreyfus explained why he decided to take up helping the Red Cross after retirement.
"I'm not sure what I'm going to do but I'm not gonna go home and sit on a rocking chair and die. A friend of mine suggested the Red Cross and I got started with him about seven years ago and I absolutely love it!"
The volunteers first have "Standup's" meetings to find out what they do for the day.
"Every day is different and we find out what we are doing every day usually in the morning and sometimes that changes during the day as well," says Nebraskan volunteer Steve Gentle.
"We will load our vehicles, Emergency Response Vehicles, and help load box trucks and go out to where we are going to, as this time today we are going to Evans, Colorado," said Bill Dreyfus.
Devastation could be seen everywhere. Trailer homes were flipped on their sides, mud still being dumped out of homes and water still covering baseball fields.
"It picked up cars, moved them down to the gully. I can't imagine the force of that type of water but it did," explained Dreyfus.
These volunteers have the same mindset: to help others without looking for some pay back.
Gentle said, "You can sense the joy they feel from having these items provided for them."
Dreyfus said, "They wrap their arms around you and hug you while their crying on your shoulder, saying thank you so much for coming out. That's a wonderful warm feeling for me. As they say… it's priceless!"
Bill of course, wishes these terrible disasters wouldn't have to happen for him to feel good. Both Steve and Bill are coming back to Nebraska Tuesday. The Red Cross encourages anyone to volunteer, but those who can't can always donate online at redcross.org.