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Coloradans donate $83,464 to Red Cross on Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives

Coloradans demonstrated their generosity and their support for local Red Cross services by donating more than $80,000 to local Red Cross chapters in a 24-hour period for Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 4, 2012.

Colorado Gives Day is a statewide initiative to inspire and unite donors to “give where they live” through online philanthropy. The Mile High Region of the Red Cross was one of more than 1,000 non-profits participating in this year’s event. Hundreds of donors gave to the Red Cross Mile High Region for a total of $83,464. To put it into perspective, this generous dollar figure could help the Red Cross:

• Assist 167 local families that have been affected by a disaster or

• Install 75 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) or

• Train 1,660 people in lifesaving skills like CPR.

“It was a really successful day for the American Red Cross Mile High Region, and we are grateful to all of our donors statewide for supporting our Colorado efforts,” said Jules Kelty, Senior Director Donor Relations. “Colorado Gives Day encourages us to ‘Give where you live,’ and these gifts will truly help the Red Cross help individuals and families in our local communities.”