A total of 12 volunteers from Western Wisconsin have gone to Colorado to help flood victims there. They're providing food, shelter, relief supplies, and comfort to thousands of victims.
ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two local volunteers will soon help flood victims in Colorado.
On Wednesday, Earl Eckwright, 73, of Chippewa Falls is flying to Colorado to act as a disaster assessment worker. He'll help gather, analyze, and distribute information about the extent of the flood damage there. Jim Withers of Fall Creek is already in Colorado to do the same work.
Eckwright has responded to other disasters to provide help in the past. He spoke with WEAU 13 News before leaving for Colorado. You'll hear from him tonight on WEAU 13 News.