Strangers help camel farmer rebuild after floods, tornado

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BERTHOUD, Colo. – Volunteers with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) spent part of the afternoon on Saturday cleaning out debris caused by two natural disasters in Berthoud.

The area they focused on was affected by the historic floods of 2013 and more recently a tornado that touched down in Berthoud in June.

“It’s amazing that people come out and do this,” said Deb Campbell, a volunteer coordinator.

About 30-40 people from multiple United Methodist Churches along the Front Range joined in to help. One piece of property they helped clean belonged to Adam Tveten.

“I think it says a lot about how much people care,” Tveten said.

Most of the people volunteering had never met Tveten before. They were complete strangers.

Campbell said the volunteers were able to help clean up 3 to 4 months’ worth of damage in one day.

If you’re interested in volunteering, e-mail Deb Campbell at

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