Red Cross responded to 68 calls for help in April
Assisted 190 People
American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming - The month of April brought 68 calls for help and an opportunity to help 190 people across the two-state region. As usual most of the assistance requests were for home fires totaling 64 responses. Our teams also helped 5 people after their homes in Sublette, WY were damaged by a tornado.
In May, the American Red Cross will be highlighting the Sound the Alarm. Save A Life. campaign with smoke alarm installation events across the region through May 12. We are looking for community volunteers to step up to and help us install 100,000 smoke alarms across the country. Visit redcross.org/cowsta2019 for full details and instructions on how to volunteer.
Breakdown of the CO & WY 87 county service area:
Mile High Chapter (MHC): There were 34 calls for help and 87 people received Red Cross support; 1 person was over the age of 65. The MHC response area includes 10 counties in the Denver Metro area.
Southeastern Colorado Chapter (SeCO): There were 16 calls for help and 57 people received Red Cross support; One person was over 65 years of age. The SeCO response area includes 16 counties.
Northern Colorado Chapter (NoCO): There were 2 calls for help with 4 people receiving Red Cross support. One person was over the age of 65. The NoCO response area includes 11 counties.
Western Colorado Chapter (WeCO): There were 9 calls for help with 20 people receiving Red Cross support. Three were over the age of 65. The WeCo response area covers 27 counties, serving all western Colorado and the San Luis Valley.
Wyoming Chapter: There were 7 calls for help with 22 people receiving Red Cross support. 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. All services provided by the American Red Cross are free.