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Red Cross Helps 147 People after Home Fires in January

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February already off to a busy start; help for 43 people in five days. 

American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming, February 6, 2017 — The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming responds to calls for assistance, on average, twice a day across the region. Of the 147 people helped, at least 46 were children under the age of 18 including several infants. 20 of those assisted were age 60 or older. February is already off to a busy start with more than 14 calls for emergency assistance; help given to 43 people in the first 5 days of the month. 

Breakdown of the CO & WY 87 county service area:

Mile High Chapter (MHC): 49 individuals received aid. The MHC response area includes 10 counties in the Denver Metro area. Follow @RedCrossDenver for real time updates.

Southeastern Colorado Chapter (SoCO): 15 individuals received aid. The SoCO response area includes 16 counties. Follow @PPRedCross for real time updates.

Northern Colorado Chapter (NoCO): 34 individuals received aid. The NoCO response area includes 11 counties. Follow @NoCORedCross for real time updates.

Western Colorado Chapter (WeCO): 18 individuals received aid. The WeCo response area covers 27 counties, serving all of western Colorado and the San Luis Valley. Follow @WCoRedCross for real time updates.

Wyoming Chapter: 31 individuals received aid. The Wyoming Chapter response area covers all 23 counties that make up the state of Wyoming. Follow @WyoRedCross for real time updates. 

The families and individuals were provided a place to stay, money for clothes, food and medicine. Along with providing casework for the residents in a quick and efficient time frame, Red Cross volunteers will continue to provide support to these families going forward, by doing follow up work to ensure all needs are met and the individuals have a clear path to recovery from this personal disaster.