Volunteers Work to Make Homes Safer in Pueblo West

Story by Melissa Stewart, American Red Cross Every eight minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster. The vast majority of those disasters are home fires. The chances of escaping a home fire increase dramatically with functional smoke alarms and an evacuation plan. The American Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign in October Read more about Volunteers Work to Make Homes Safer in Pueblo West[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Closing the shelter in the Fort Garland Community Center is a good thing. 

It’s good, because it means every last disaster victim has had their housing needs addressed – Red Cross shelters only close when they are no longer needed. As the shelter winds down, Red Cross workers pack supplies into trucks and make house calls, bringing casework services and checking on people during this transitional period. Other Read more about Closing the shelter in the Fort Garland Community Center is a good thing. […]

Lemonade For Sale-Proceeds to a Good Cause

Story by Kate Walters – Local lemonade sales help fund La Veta Fire Department’s fire truck repairs. Red Cross volunteers happily support the cause. There’s a lemonade and popsicle stand on Grand St. in La Veta. Yesterday they received over $200 in donations which they promptly carried directly over to the new fire station and gave Read more about Lemonade For Sale-Proceeds to a Good Cause[…]

Red Cross Response to High Chateau Fire

Update: Saturday, July 7, 2018 2 PM: The shelter at Cripple Creek is now closed. The Chateau fire is 95% contained, and this will be the last update. As part of the recovery process, please call 719-785-2768 if your home has been impacted by the wildfires, so the Red Cross can assess your needs. ———————————————————————————————————————– Read more about Red Cross Response to High Chateau Fire[…]

Spring Fire Huerfano & Costilla Counties Red Cross Support

Red Cross Closes Evacuation Shelter in Walsenburg Red Cross Recovery Support Still Available Colorado Springs, CO, Thursday, July 12, 2018 – The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming has closed the evacuation shelter in Walsenburg. The shelter, located at the Huerfano County Community Center, was opened due to the evacuation requirements for the Spring Read more about Spring Fire Huerfano & Costilla Counties Red Cross Support[…]

Red Cross Staff Member Deploying to Kuwait

The American Red Cross is sending a local Red Cross staff person to support American troops in Kuwait. Barbara Shufelt, a long-time employee of the Red Cross, will deploy to Kuwait in early July. Barbara has been a staff member or volunteer continually with the American Red Cross since 1995, and will soon be celebrating Read more about Red Cross Staff Member Deploying to Kuwait[…]

Taking Care of Dad with Free Smoke Alarms

Story and photos by Bill Fortune/American Red Cross At one point or another we all become our “parent’s parents”. Repaying our moms and dads for all of the help they have given us over the years. So it seemed appropriate that you would find a daughter from Tennessee concerned for her 91-year-old dad in Pueblo, Read more about Taking Care of Dad with Free Smoke Alarms[…]