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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center in Huerfano County

Red Cross volunteer comforting little girl in a shelter

WALSENBURG, CO – June 1, 2014 – As a wildfire broke out in Huerfano County in southern Colorado today, the Red Cross stood by, ready to help. 

Volunteers from Pueblo are traveling to Walsenburg to open an evacuation center at the community center, 928 Russell Ave., Walsenburg. The evacuation center will offer a place for those affected by the fire. 

In addition, the Red Cross has been asked to provide meals for 45 firefighters battling the blaze.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit, on Twitter at ppredcross, or join our blog at


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