Better Together

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

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[…]

Red Cross Warming/Evacuation Centers Are Open

Updates will be posted here as information becomes available. UPDATE: 7:30 PM – April 10, 2019 All warming/evacuation centers are now closed in Colorado. UPDATE: 6:00 PM – April 10, 2019 The following warming/evacuation centers are closing down due to lack of severe weather activity: Douglas County New Hope Presbyterian Church 3737 New Hope Way Read more about Red Cross Warming/Evacuation Centers Are Open[…]

Red Cross response to wildfire burning near Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs

Update 6:30 4/7/19 – All evacuations related to #PawneeFire have just been lifted. The #PawneeFire has burned 2.8 acres, not 5-7 as reported by some media outlets. Shout out to first responders for your swift response! Update: 5:45PM 4/7/19 – The Hwy 115 fire is now being called the “Pawnee Fire”#PawneeFire. Pre-evacuation has been lifted, Read more about Red Cross response to wildfire burning near Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs[…]

Red Cross responded to 51 Calls for Help Assisting 156 individuals in February 2019

Denver, Wednesday, March 19, 2019 – American Red Cross staff and volunteers responded to 51 calls for help in February 2019. Forty-eight of those calls were for home fires. In 2018, during the same month, we responded to 55 calls and supported 161 people. During February our volunteers partnered with local fire departments and members Read more about Red Cross responded to 51 Calls for Help Assisting 156 individuals in February 2019[…]

Annual Red Cross Soiree – 2019

Story by Amy Blackford. Photos by Janet Koelling and Mary Urban – American Red Cross What makes a hero? Is it someone who wears brightly colored tights, has superpowers, and a signature takedown move? Or is it an ordinary person who performs an extraordinary act of servitude to their greater community? On March 8, heroes Read more about Annual Red Cross Soiree – 2019[…]

Disaster Volunteers Helping with Flood Recovery

Disaster Workers Deploying to Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa Helping the Communities Recover from Flooding Denver, Monday, March 18, 2019 – The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster relief volunteers to help the people of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa that have been devastated by floods. Sylvia Raumaker, a volunteer with the American Read more about Disaster Volunteers Helping with Flood Recovery[…]