Better Together

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

Making Colorado Homes Safer

The American Red Cross of Colorado will be hard at work making homes safer in Greeley and Pueblo West. In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service, January 21, 2019, Red Cross volunteers, local fire departments and community volunteers will be making homes safer by installing free smoke alarms in the communities Read more about Making Colorado Homes Safer[…]

Wash Your Hands, Don’t Spread the Flu!

Story and photos by Beth Bernhardt, American Red Cross The Flu is back and all of us need to be better about washing our hands to avoid spreading germs. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, in this flu season, we have had nearly 1,200 people hospitalized and 1 child fatality. The Read more about Wash Your Hands, Don’t Spread the Flu![…]

We helped 222 People Recover in December

American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming, January 7, 2019 – The end of 2018 was indicative of the entire year with multiple opportunities to help families recover from disasters. Our amazing disaster volunteers provided direct support to 222 people during December. In addition, many of our volunteers spent their holidays away from home helping Read more about We helped 222 People Recover in December[…]

Our Volunteers Helping In California across the Holidays

Story by Kate Walters Local Red Cross volunteers from Colorado & Wyoming have recently traveled to Northern California to help in the aftermath of The Camp Fire, They have, or will, spend their holidays away from their families while they help others. The Red Cross focus of the humanitarian effort in California shifts toward recovery Read more about Our Volunteers Helping In California across the Holidays[…]

We helped 122 people in November

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – The month of November continued to see our disaster responders deployed across an 8,000-mile disaster area. From the east coast hurricane relief, across the country to the California wildfires and then across the ocean to Saipan in the Northern Marinas Islands. We deployed 30 responders to the California Wildfires, 6 to Read more about We helped 122 people in November[…]

California Wildfire Response

UPDATE- Monday, November 26, 2018 – Support continues for the wildfires in California. Some of the volunteers that deployed early in the disaster are returning home while others are beginning to deploy. Nearly 30 Colorado and Wyoming Region disaster responders have been deployed to the California wildfires. Thirteen people from our region remain deployed. Thankfully, Read more about California Wildfire Response[…]