Published: Sep 18, 2013 11:34 AM EDT

A Cape Coral man is urging Southwest Floridians to donate money and goods to flood victims in Colorado.  John Fellows says he's willing to send his entire inventory of pet food to the flood area.

"This is a disaster much like a major hurricane here in Florida.  If we had a major hurricane, help would come from all over the country.   Now it's our turn to help the people, tens of thousands, homeless in Colorado, where it is getting cold," says Fellows.

He operates Petmopolitan Pet Foods, and says he is willing to send his products to Colorado.  He is appealing to trucking companies to come forward and donate trips to the flood area. 

The Red Cross in Fort Myers says it's best to send money donations, because it's difficult to ship items quickly and know where to send them.   Money can be used in the disaster area to buy products for victims. 

Fellows says, he has made contact with a church in Fort Collins that is taking goods.  

WINK news has confirmed, people can send clothes, non-perishable foods, tents and sleeping bags to:   Timberline Church, 2908 South Timberline Road, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525.