Better Together

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

Colorado Disaster Responders Deploying

Providing Help and Hope after Tornadoes and Flooding Denver, Monday, May 13, 2019 – The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster responders to help people affected by the tornadoes and flooding in Oklahoma, flooding in Texas and flooding in southern Illinois. Cindi Shank, Mike Acres and Jodi Acres are members of Read more about Colorado Disaster Responders Deploying[…]

Mother’s Day – Celebrating Our Volunteers

Mother’s Day is a special day for all of us. A chance to share some love with our moms and to celebrate the enormous contribution they have made in our lives. At the American Red Cross many of our volunteers are moms and year -after-year we find our Red Cross moms deployed to disasters around Read more about Mother’s Day – Celebrating Our Volunteers[…]

Ball Foundation Recognized for its Global Support of the Red Cross World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

Ongoing Support Enables Red Cross to Prepare for and Respond to Disasters Broomfield, CO, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 — The American Red Cross recognized The Ball Foundation today for supporting Red Cross disaster relief at home and around the world. The Ball Foundation, headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, has donated more than $500,000 to support the Read more about Ball Foundation Recognized for its Global Support of the Red Cross World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day[…]

We responded to 68 calls for Help in April

American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming – The month of April brought 68 calls for help and an opportunity to help 190 people across the two-state region. As usual most of the assistance requests were for home fires totaling 64 responses. Our teams also helped 5 people after their homes in Sublette, WY were Read more about We responded to 68 calls for Help in April[…]

Red Cross Opens Shelter in Colorado Springs

Story and Photos by Kate Walters/American Red Cross On Wednesday, April 4, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM, the El Paso County Disaster Action Team of the Southeastern Colorado Red Cross Chapter responded to a multi-family fire at The Arbor Pointe Apartments (previously Bronzetree Apartments) on Hancock Expressway in Colorado Springs. Eighteen units were affected and Read more about Red Cross Opens Shelter in Colorado Springs[…]

April is the Month of the Military Child

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child; a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, with an emphasis on the experience of the dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. According to the Department of Defense: Approximately 2 million military children have experienced a parental deployment since Read more about April is the Month of the Military Child[…]

Colorado Volunteers Help in Mississippi after Tornadoes

Denver, Monday, April 22, 2019– The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster volunteers to help the people of Mississippi that were devastated by tornadoes. Tom Bethke, a volunteer with the American Red Cross of the Mile High Area, will deploy to Mississippi to support our disaster assessment efforts as we help Read more about Colorado Volunteers Help in Mississippi after Tornadoes[…]

Red Cross responded to 93 calls for help in March Assisted 234 People

American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming – The month of March brought calls for help and an opportunity to help 234 people across the two-state region. As usual most of the assistance requests were for home fires totaling 76 responses. There were also 17 support requests due to the March blizzard. During the March Read more about Red Cross responded to 93 calls for help in March Assisted 234 People[…]