Saving Lives in Aurora with Free Smoke Alarms

In partnership with Aurora Fire Department and Xcel Energy, the Red Cross of the Mile High Area will be hosting a Home Fire Campaign in Aurora. This event is open to anyone that would like to help save lives by installing free smoke alarms. The Red Cross welcomes anyone willing to help, including young adults Read more about Saving Lives in Aurora with Free Smoke Alarms[…]

Support for Westbury Apartment Fire continues

Red Cross Opens Shelter in Westminster, CO For Westbury Apartment Fire Update: Sunday, July 29, 2018, Noon – The Red Cross has closed the shelter that was opened for the people displaced by the Westbury Apartment Fire. All of the people residing at the shelter have found other living arrangements. The Westbury Fire Donation Center at Read more about Support for Westbury Apartment Fire continues[…]

Red Cross helps after a stormy night

UPDATE:Thursday, July 26, 2018 – Since the flooding episodes began the Red Cross has been working closely with local emergency management and with people whose homes have been impacted. Our disaster action teams and disaster assistance caseworkers have been working hard to help people recover. Our teams responded to flood damaged homes in Aurora, Englewood, Read more about Red Cross helps after a stormy night[…]

Red Cross Opens Multiple Shelters for Wildfires

Update: Friday, July 13, 2018 – All Red Cross shelters for the Colorado Fires of 2018 have been closed. The Red Cross will turn its focus to helping people recover from this disaster. With over 200 homes destroyed by wildfires support will be needed for communities and individuals. If you are in need of Red Cross Read more about Red Cross Opens Multiple Shelters for Wildfires[…]

Red Cross Volunteer Recognition at Mile High Area Chapter

Story by Susan Poulter – Photos by Janet Koelling/American Red Cross Volunteerism…defined as, “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward,” would seem to be enough of a definition, until you witness the faces and hearts of American Read more about Red Cross Volunteer Recognition at Mile High Area Chapter[…]

Disaster Worker Deploying to Support Texas Gulf Coast Flooding

Red Cross Providing Shelter and Hope Denver, Thursday, June 21, 2018 – The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending a disaster volunteer to help with the excessive flooding occurring along the Texas Gulf Coast. Heavy rains have swamped parts of southern Texas, leading to flash flooding and water rescues. The American Red Read more about Disaster Worker Deploying to Support Texas Gulf Coast Flooding[…]

Log “Worked” and “On-call” Hours Separately

We appreciate that some of you set aside so much personal time to be on-call. Unfortunately, Red Cross can’t take credit for “on-call” hours in the same way as “worked” hours. That’s why, when you do work while on-call, it’s important to log those hours separately! What counts as work? Time you spend organizing, preparing Read more about Log “Worked” and “On-call” Hours Separately[…]

The Courage to Take Action – Puerto Rico

Story and photos by Maddison and Cole Fritz It all started at breakfast on our honeymoon with a conversation about what we wanted for our marriage: to actively pursue the good of others. As we sat at breakfast, the news flashed reports of an impending hurricane – Hurricane Harvey they called it. We then tossed Read more about The Courage to Take Action – Puerto Rico[…]

2018 Heroes Soiree; A Night to Remember

The 2018 Heroes Soiree, presented by DCPMidstreamLP, was indeed a night to remember. The event, held at Wings Over The Rockies, had the perfect feel for the Heroic 1940’s theme. “What a night! We heard some fantastic, inspiring hero stories and we are getting a new emergency response vehicle!  To use 1940’s language, it was Read more about 2018 Heroes Soiree; A Night to Remember[…]

Red Cross Announces 2018 Colorado Springs Heroes

Colorado Springs, CO, Thursday, February 19, 2018, — Everyday in our community ordinary people perform extraordinary acts of compassion, community service, and life-saving. The American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado has chosen nine heroes to be honored at the event that will be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs on March 15, 2018 from Read more about Red Cross Announces 2018 Colorado Springs Heroes[…]