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

Thirty-two Colorado & Wyoming Red Cross Volunteer Responders Head Out in Response to Threat of Hurricane Florence

  Workers are travelling to the East Coast now to prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Florence next week Colorado Springs, CO, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 12:00 P.M. – Thirty-two members of the Colorado & Wyoming Red Cross will be sent to the states of North and South Carolina and Virginia as part of a Read more about Thirty-two Colorado & Wyoming Red Cross Volunteer Responders Head Out in Response to Threat of Hurricane Florence[…]

Disaster Workers Deploying to Support Potential Disasters

Workers Staging Ahead of Storms From East Coast to Central Pacific Denver, Monday, September 10, 2018 – The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster workers in anticipation of large sale disasters due to hurricanes in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Catastrophic flooding and strong winds may cause large scale evacuations this Read more about Disaster Workers Deploying to Support Potential Disasters[…]

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[…]

Be Red Cross Ready – Creating a 72-hour emergency kit – Part 1

September is National Preparedness Month and we in Colorado like to stay prepared for just about anything. Putting together a disaster kit my sound daunting but in reality it is a simple process that can be turned into a family learning experience. This week we will take a look at creating a 72-hour kit in Read more about Be Red Cross Ready – Creating a 72-hour emergency kit – Part 1[…]

Red Cross Helps with Britania Fire Evacuations

Cheyenne, WY, Thursday, August 30, 2018 – the American Red Cross of Wyoming continued to provide support for people evacuated due to the Britania Wildfire.  Wednesday afternoon an evacuation center was opened at the Senior Services Center Annex in Wheatland following a mandatory evacuation order due to rapid fire growth. The fire, north of Wheatland, Read more about Red Cross Helps with Britania Fire Evacuations[…]

Red Cross responded to 105 events and assisted 293 people in July

The American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming responded to a variety of disasters in July ranging from home fires to wildfires to tornadoes and floods. More than 240 disaster volunteers were engaged to help with the June/July wildfire response. More than 200 homes were destroyed as the fires scorched nearly 400,000 acres. Our volunteers Read more about Red Cross responded to 105 events and assisted 293 people in July[…]

Sending Disaster Workers to Hurricane Lane Response and Recovery

Workers will help prepare and respond to Hurricane Lane Denver, Wednesday, August 22,2018 – The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster workers to help the people of Hawaii as they prepare for and respond to Hurricane Lane. According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Hurricane Lane has the potential to cause Read more about Sending Disaster Workers to Hurricane Lane Response and Recovery[…]

CoBank Announces $100,000 Gift To American Red Cross In Support Of U.S. Wildfire Relief

DENVER, August 13, 2018— CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States, today announced a $100,000 gift to the American Red Cross to support wildfire relief efforts throughout the country. Currently, more than 100 wildfires have burned more than 1.6 million acres across 14 states, including Read more about CoBank Announces $100,000 Gift To American Red Cross In Support Of U.S. Wildfire Relief[…]

Evacuation Center for Silver Creek Fire

UPDATE: Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2 PM – The Red Cross shelter in Kremmling has been placed in standby status. Signs are posted on the West Grand Middle School providing a phone number to call should there be a need for overnight sheltering. Red Cross volunteers are also on standby to provide comfort and care Read more about Evacuation Center for Silver Creek Fire[…]