On Monday, Oct. 27, Wyoming celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first American Red Cross chapter in Wyoming.
At a ceremony at the Governor’s Residence in Cheyenne, Governor Matt Mead addressed Wyoming elected officials, community leaders, and Red Cross staff, volunteers, donors and board members. Governor Mead spoke the continued importance of the Red Cross to all communities in Wyoming and expressed his appreciation for the fact that Red Cross volunteers are always there to provide comfort and assistance to Wyoming residents.
The Wyoming chapter of the American Red Cross was chartered on Oct. 27, 1914. In the early days of the chapter, the Red Cross focused, as it does today, on ensuring our departing service members and their families were supported during their deployments. The Wyoming Red Cross also responded to catastrophic incidents like infamous statewide Blizzard of '49.
Today, the Red Cross continues to serve the residents of Wyoming, with trained volunteers stationed in towns and cities all over the state. These volunteers help prepare Wyoming residents for disasters and emergencies; respond to provide shelter, food and comfort when disasters strike; support members of the military and their families; teach lifesaving skills, and more.
If you would like to become a Red Cross volunteer in your community, sign up online at: http://www.redcross.org/wy/cheyenne/volunteer