From Rebecca Lawrence, Community Advocate:
It’s been almost a year since the floods affected Jamestown. Commemorative activities have been planned throughout the flood zones all over Colorado including Jamestown.
There is no “right or wrong way” to approach this…no “playbook” to follow. The best thing to do is follow your heart…. your heart knows what you need. Whether it’s:
…..to join in the activities around town with other community members
…..to be with friends in Jamestown
…..to be with friends elsewhere
…..to be solitary in your favorite spot
Above all (please forgive me when I say this),” be patient” with yourself & those around you. Patience…a word you have grown weary of this past year as the flood recovery has taken longer than many anticipated.
…..please be patient and try not to be judgmental of others for the way they choose to approach the anniversary….be tolerant & compassionate of their approach to the days ahead.
When you were cut off from the rest of the county, it was the united community approach, coupled with diversity and individual talents that brought you out. A lot has been accomplished since then….clean-up…installed water lines…repairs…more people are home…the school is open…there is forward positive motion.
So however you choose “to be” when the 1 year mark rolls around be good to yourself…be good to those around you…give yourself the credit you deserve for the perseverance you have shown.
If I can support you in anyway don’t hesitate to let me know. Please know what an honor it is to be working for Jamestown.
Jamestown Community Advocate