Better Together

Stories from the Colorado & Wyoming Chapters of the American Red Cross

Red Cross Disaster Volunteers Deploying for Hurricane Michael

Updated Information: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 1 P.M. Hurricane Michael left a vast path of destruction behind, resulting in thousands of people living in dismal conditions. The American Red Cross is in Florida, Georgia and Alabama providing safe shelter, food and water and comfort. Home after home is destroyed and many people have lost everything. Read more about Red Cross Disaster Volunteers Deploying for Hurricane Michael[…]

Supporting Basalt Apartment Evacuation

  Update: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 9 A.M. – The Red Cross with the help of the Roaring Fork Apartments property management took care of residents who were evacuated do to the water break on Tuesday. Meals were provided Tuesday evening and meetings were held with the residents to determine needs. By 11 PM Tuesday, Read more about Supporting Basalt Apartment Evacuation[…]

Volunteers Make a Difference…and It Shows!

Hurricane Florence Response – American Red Cross volunteers from across the country have been delivering food, water and supplies across the Carolinas following Hurricane Florence and unprecedented flooding. They have also brought hope and caring to the hard hit regions. Why do they leave their homes and travel to a disaster area? Because they care! Read more about Volunteers Make a Difference…and It Shows![…]

Red Cross Support for Roosevelt Fire

Roosevelt Fire on September 30, 2018. Photo courtesy Alicia Whissel, Red Cross Monday, October 1, 2018 – The American Red Cross continues to provide support for people affected by the Roosevelt Fire in Bridger-Teton National Forest. According to the US Forest Service web site for the Roosevelt Fire (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6212/) the fire has grown to over Read more about Red Cross Support for Roosevelt Fire[…]

National Preparedness Month – Top of Mind Issues

September is National Preparedness Month and we hope that you have taken some time, or put some thought into, the preparedness concepts we have provided through the month. As September comes to an end we thought you would like to get a reminder of the topics we have covered with the hope that you will Read more about National Preparedness Month – Top of Mind Issues[…]

Red Cross Hard at Work

Hurricane Florence is gone but her devastating effects continue in the Carolinas where dangerous flooding is still occurring, forcing more people to leave their homes. The storm poured an estimated 10 trillion gallons of water across the Carolinas and it could be weeks before the flooding ends. Thousands of American Red Cross disaster workers are Read more about Red Cross Hard at Work[…]

Red Cross Response to Hurricane Florence Continues

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Thousands of people in North Carolina and South Carolina still face immediate danger from Florence’s devastating river flooding. The American Red Cross is helping across 60,000 square miles of the southeast, a response which could grow as flooding continues in the coming days. See how the threat from this deadly storm is Read more about Red Cross Response to Hurricane Florence Continues[…]

Red Cross responded to 95 events, assisting 245 people in August

Denver, September 18, 2018 – The American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming provided a variety of services across the two-state region ranging from wildfire and flood response to single family fire responses and home fire safety smoke alarm installations. Our volunteers were deployed as far away as Hawaii for Hurricane Lane,  California for the Read more about Red Cross responded to 95 events, assisting 245 people in August[…]