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Red Cross Helps More Than 170 People after Home Fires

Fire Safety
The American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming responds to calls for assistance twice a day.

American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming, March 2, 2017 — The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming responds to calls for assistance, on average, twice a day across the two state region. Of the 170 people helped, at least 60 were children under the age of 18 including several infants. Nearly 30 of those assisted were age 60 or older. *The breakdown listed below is for dates Jan 30-Feb 26 and totals 167 people. 

Breakdown of the CO & WY 87 county service area:

Mile High Chapter (MHC): 52 individuals received aid; 18 were under 18 years old and seven people were age 60 or older. The MHC response area includes 10 counties in the Denver Metro area.


Southeastern Colorado Chapter (SECO): 26 individuals received aid; ten were under 18 years old with five being over age 60. The SoCO response area includes 16 counties.

Northern Colorado Chapter (NoCO): 27 individuals received aid; Nine were under 18 years old and one adult was age 64. The NoCO response area includes 11 counties.

Western Colorado Chapter (WCO): Nine individuals received aid, including one child under 18 and three individuals over age 60. The WeCo response area covers 27 counties, serving all of western Colorado and the San Luis Valley. 

Wyoming Chapter (WYO): 53 individuals received aid; 20 children, under age 18, and eight adults over the age of 60 were among those assisted. The Wyoming Chapter response area covers all 23 counties that make up the state of Wyoming. 

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.