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

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[…]

Double Your Donation to Disaster Relief

The American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming has been hard at work supporting the people who were evacuated due to the wildfires. They have also been supporting the firefighters, and staffing emergency operations centers in 9 counties. The support provided by the Red Cross could not be done without the support provided by donors. Read more about Double Your Donation to Disaster Relief[…]

Local Red Cross Volunteers to Assist California Wildfire Victims

Denver, Monday, August 7, 2018, – The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster responders to help people affected by the wildfires in California. They will serve in spiritual care, government operations, recovery casework, and Emergency Response Vehicle driving As of today, The Mendocino Complex Fire, dual wildfires now burning in both Mendocino and Lake Read more about Local Red Cross Volunteers to Assist California Wildfire Victims[…]