SACRAMENTO, Calif., Monday, September 23, 2013 — As Colorado grapples with the devastation wrought by recent torrential rains and flooding, the American Red Cross Capital Region is sending volunteers to help the ongoing relief efforts.
Monday morning saw the latest volunteer deployment, bringing the total of Capital Region volunteers aiding Colorado to eight. During their deployments, volunteers will provide a variety of services – from feeding and sheltering, mental health services, disaster assistance, logistics, and more – to those impacted by this disaster.
Capital Region volunteers are part of the large scale Red Cross response working around the clock to help people in Colorado by providing food, shelter, relief supplies and comfort to those affected by the devastating flooding.
HOW TO HELP If you would like to help, please consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
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. The Capital Region Chapter serves an eleven-county region including Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, eastern Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yolo counties. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/capitalregion or follow us on Twitter @RedCrossCRC.