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Red Cross Gives Thanks for Coloradans’ Generosity
When an outburst of fires threatened communities in numerous locations throughout Colorado this summer, the American Red Cross responded immediately to provide shelter, food, comfort, and recovery assistance; almost as immediately, businesses and individuals from throughout Colorado and across the country stepped up to support Red Cross efforts through an outpouring of generosity.
As we enter this season of thankfulness, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to the many people and organizations that gave to support our wildfire relief efforts. Every gift made a difference.
We would like to thank, in particular, the following supporters:
Corporate Centennial Partners
NuBilt Restoration & Construction
Colorado Oil and Gas Association and its members
The Denver Foundation
Whole Food Market
Adolph Coors Foundation
Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
The Allergan Foundation
American Furniture Warehouse
American Midstream LLc
Apartment Association of Metro Denver, Inc.
Bank of America Foundation
Bellco Credit Union
Century Communities Colorado
Charles Schwab Foundation
City Of Black Hawk
The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
Delta Dental of Colorado
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado
First National Bank of Fort Collins
The Gannett Foundation
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company
Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation
High Country Beverage
Hot Corner Concepts
The Janus Foundation
Jewish Federated Charities of the Shoals
John J and Irene Connor Family Foundation
Johns Manville Corporation
Land Title Guarantee Company
Level 3 Communications
M & I Marshall & Ilsley Trust Company
McKesson Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Network for Good
Nordson Corporation Foundation
Orthopedic Center of the Rockies
Pioneer Natural Resources
Poudre Valley Health Care Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Savory Spice Shop, Inc.
Scripps Howard Foundation
Security Service Federal Credit Union
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Subaru of America
Viola Bray Charitable Trust
Wild Fire Tees, Inc.
Wilson Family Foundation
Donations to support Red Cross Disaster Relief fund the organization’s response to the 2012 wildfires as well as additional wildfires, flooding or other disasters that occur in Colorado, across the country and around the world.
The Red Cross responded to the wildfires in Colorado by deploying more than 600 trained disaster workers who:
Operated 19 shelters and evacuation centers across the state and provided more than 1,900 overnight shelter stays
Served more than 67,000 meals and snacks with help from partners like the Salvation Army
Deployed 27 emergency response vehicles to provide mobile feeding, disaster assessment, and information
Handed out more than 23,000 relief items such as hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, sifters, rakes, work gloves and face masks
Provided more than 9,000 health and mental health consultations
Every year, the Red Cross spends an average of more than $360 million preparing and responding to disasters across the country and around the world. This includes the cost of maintaining the strong network of staff and volunteers, supplies, warehouses, response vehicles and technical resources needed to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters each year.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.