By Mary Catherine York
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” - Soren Kierkegaard
As we have moved back home, or are still struggling to get back home, it is easy to move forward with
either old, familiar routines or new realities without much reflection. However, learning from our shared flood experience can be a great tool for being prepared in the future. The American Red Cross, in coordination with the Town of Lyons and local churches have come together to provide a workshop to do just that. During the free, two hour workshop, we will share the knowledge we gained during the recent flood and learn the preparedness skills we need to be ready for spring runoff or whatever else may come our way. The workshop, facilitated by the American Red Cross, will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (200 Second Avenue, Lyons), on Tuesday, April 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Boulder Valley School District was given a grant to do community outreach to families affected by the September flood. BVSD flood outreach counseling has been helping to get families connected to resources as well as offering counseling and a support group. The Lyons flood support group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., starting on Wednesday, April 9, and will be held at the Walt Self Community Building, 335 Railroad Ave.
“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” –Haruki Murakami