Better Together

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

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[…]

Shelter From the Storm

By Andrea Carlson When reports started early in the week that Colorado and Wyoming were in the direct path of what meteorologists were calling a bomb cyclone; emergency managers, city emergency operation centers and community partners all started pulling together to prepare for the devastation that lay ahead. Fast-forward to Wednesday night. More than 350 Read more about Shelter From the Storm[…]

Winter Safety Tips

HEAT YOUR HOME SAFELY´╗┐ Here are some safety tips that might help you survive. Home heating is the second leading cause of fires in this country.To reduce the risk of heating related fires, the Red Cross recommends these steps (More home fire safety information available here): All heaters need space. Keep children, pets and things that Read more about Winter Safety Tips[…]

Winter Storm Heading Our Way

A major winter storm will bring blizzard conditions to Wyoming and Colorado tonight through much of Thursday. According to the National Weather Service we can expect extremely strong winds over much of the two-state region that will create wind driven snow and dangerously low visibility. Here are some safety tips that might help you survive. Read more about Winter Storm Heading Our Way[…]

Sending Disaster Workers to Help in Alabama

Updated: Monday, March 11, 2019 – Two Additional Disaster Workers Deploying to Alabama The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending two more disaster volunteers to help the people of Alabama that were devastated by tornadoes in early March. Kathryn Addrisi, a volunteer with the American Red Cross of Western Colorado will deploy Read more about Sending Disaster Workers to Help in Alabama[…]

Disaster Workers Deploying to Mississippi

Helping People Recover from Floods Denver, Monday, March 4, 2019 – The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster volunteers to help the people of Mississippi and surrounding areas that were devastated by severe flooding. Tina Harrison, a volunteer with the American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado will remain in Colorado but Read more about Disaster Workers Deploying to Mississippi[…]

A Great Night for Heroes

Thursday night, February 21, 2019 was a great night to recognize some wonderful local heroes. The 2019 Pueblo Hometown Heroes Dinner was a great success with over 350 people attending the dinner held at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo. ENT Credit Union was the Title Sponsor for this event with Read more about A Great Night for Heroes[…]

Hero Awardees for 2019 Colorado Springs Hometown Heroes Dinner

Everyday in our community ordinary people perform extraordinary acts of compassion, community service and heroism. The American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado celebrates those heroes at the annual Colorado Springs Hometown Heroes dinner that will be held at the Broadmoor, Rocky Mountain Ball Room in Colorado Springs on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 6:00 to Read more about Hero Awardees for 2019 Colorado Springs Hometown Heroes Dinner[…]