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[…]

Response to Wildfire Near Midway, CO

Update: 10:00 A.M. Sunday, March 17, 2018: Residents were allowed back into their homes Saturday evening and at a community breakfast this morning everyone seemed in good spirits. Three homes were lost in the fire and there are still concerns about a tire-wall fire that is smoldering on the southwest edge of the community. Three Read more about Response to Wildfire Near Midway, CO[…]

Spider Prompts Smoke Alarm Installation

Story and photos by Christina Mascarenas/American Red Cross Pueblo – A pesky spider, setting off fire alarms in the Sandoval house, created a concern for Tom Sandoval since his hearing-impaired son wasn’t waking up when the alarm went off. “That’s my baby, he’s my youngest,” Tom said with a smile.  “Three nights in a row, Read more about Spider Prompts Smoke Alarm Installation[…]

Making Holidays Brighter for Military Children

Story and Photos By Christina Mascarenas/American Red Cross Video by Bill Fortune/American Red Cross   The children of military families serve too. They endure the hardship and loneliness that comes with frequent moves and deployments. When one of the parents deploys, especially to a combat zone, the stress is hard to cope with. Because the Read more about Making Holidays Brighter for Military Children[…]

Third Annual Sporting Clays Invitational

By Bill Fortune The third annual Sporting Clays Invitational was held June 10, 2017 at the Peaceful Valley Scout Getting ready to start at 2017 Shooting Clays Invitational. Photo by David Hayden/American Red Cross Ranch near Elbert Colorado. Participants were greeted with a warm spring day as they converged on the scout ranch to begin Read more about Third Annual Sporting Clays Invitational[…]

Sporting Clays Invitation on Target to Support the Services to Armed Forces

Story by Lindsay Hale Murdock Participants register for the 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Invitational. Photo by R.W. Firth/American Red Cross Participants of the Second Annual Sporting Clay Invitational on June 4 were greeted with a shot of warm Colorado sunshine to begin a day of clay shooting and fundraising for a great cause. The American Read more about Sporting Clays Invitation on Target to Support the Services to Armed Forces[…]

Red Cross Helps Pueblo Family Recover

By Bill Fortune It was a cold February morning when Shantal Baker was awakened by a loud beeping noise. At first she didn’t recognize the noise but then the audible smoke alarm started chanting “Fire…Fire…Fire.” Moving quickly she began waking up the rest of the family, her husband Michael Smith, daughter Rebecca and 3-week old Read more about Red Cross Helps Pueblo Family Recover[…]