Flood evacuee worries about assistance drying up, FOX31 Denver alerts Red Cross

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LOVELAND, Colo. -- For almost a month now, Chris Eikenberg has called the La Quinta Inn in Loveland her temporary home.

Eikenberg, who has two daughters and two cats, was evacuated from her home in Larimer County.

Eikenberg said FEMA funds have paid for the hotel stay for her family.

She claims she was told help from the American Red Cross was no longer available.

A spokesperson with the Red Cross Colorado and Wyoming Region, though, said that is simply not true and the organization is ready to help any evacuee who still comes forward.

"Our job is to be here to help you out," said Red Cross spokeswoman Patricia Billinger.  Flood victims are "always welcome to come back and tell us what additional needs they have."

In fact because of our story and the questions we asked Thursday, the Red Cross is now taking action and reaching out to the family in hopes of helping them.

In the meantime, Eikenberg said her funds will run out in eight days.

After that, she said she is not sure what her family will do.

If all else fails, she says, she hopes to find an RV.

It's should be noted that Eikenberg and her family were staying at a campground that was closed as a result of the flooding. They were there because their home remains uninhabitable because of wildfire last summer.

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