The American Red Cross is supporting rescue operations in Colorado by providing shelter, food, relief supplies and comfort to thousands of people forced them from their homes by flash flooding.
Red Cross workers from the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts are now accepting deployments to help residents recover. Paul and Carol Neuger of Duxbury, who specialize in staffing, have been deployed to Colorado.
Staffing specialists make sure volunteer positions are filled and that the volunteer’s basic needs, like food and shelter, are met.
More than 860 trained Red Cross disaster workers are staffing shelters and evacuation centers. Volunteers are working with community partners and have served more than 87,000 meals and snacks. The Red Cross has handed out more than 111,000 relief items and provided more than 8,200 health and mental health services.
Flooding has also destroyed homes in Guam, New Mexico and Texas. Red Cross workers are also helping in those areas by providing shelter, food and comfort for people in need.
Paul and Carol Neuger, in accepting this deployment, are gaining more experience working with Red Cross experts throughout the U.S. When they return to Massachusetts, their knowledge will help better inform our efforts, and help make our local region stronger.
Donations can be made by visiting redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.