The power of the American Red Cross relies on your generous donations and the tireless efforts of our volunteers, employees, board members and community partners — dedicated people who will continue to make a difference for thousands of lives in 2024 and beyond. As we close out 2023, we wish you a safe and healthy holiday season, and invite you to review some of our region's proudest and most memorable moments.
Hover your mouse over each card below to learn more (tap on mobile).
News Story: Kim Mailes, The Voice of Relief
“The work I do immediately before, during and following a disaster, whether it’s an article I write, or an interview with a television station, or a photo or video shoot I produce, is extremely important." Kim Mailes
Photo: Rheta Fulton, Pitkin County Sheriff's Office "Volunteer of the Year"
January 2023, Pitkin County Sheriff's Office honored Red Cross of Western Colorado volunteer Rheta Fulton as the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office "Volunteer of the Year."
Photo: Making Homes Safer in Northern Colorado
February 2023, Fort Collins, CO
Red Cross volunteers, Colorado State University volunteers and Poudre Fire Authority worked together to make 40 homes safer for 150 people as part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign!
Photo: Youth Preparedness in Mesa County
February 2023, Grand Junction, Colorado
Red Crosser, Josh Steward, teaches youth preparedness at the Mesa County Safety Council Safety Fair!
News Story: Thea Wasche, An Important Fixture of the Red Cross
March 2023, Colorado Springs, CO
Thea Wasche has been a fixture of the Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado for the last 16 years. She’s also known statewide and around the country for her many deployments to help those in their time of need.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month — a tradition which began 80 years ago when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued the first national Red Cross Month proclamation.
News Story: Denver Women Saves a Life with CPR
Paulina was running a marathon on the Regis University campus in Denver, when she heard someone yell that a man was down. Paulina ran over to the man who was on the ground, unresponsive. She quickly began CPR.
As part of the Home Fire Campaign, 110 total Red Cross volunteers, partners and Adams County Fire Rescue made 76 homes safer, installed 138 free smoke alarms and provided home fire education to 279 people!
Hover your mouse over each card to learn more (tap on mobile).
Facebook: The Importance of Training with Partners
May 2023, Red Cross volunteers from the Southeastern Colorado chapter participate in a full-scale Chemical Stockpile Exercise Preparedness Program (CSEPP) event.
June 2023, Aurora CO The Red Cross has opened a shelter to assist those impacted by an apartment fire in Aurora.
News Story: The Life-Giving Power of Blood: One Person Can Make a Difference
During an emergency Caesarean section, Amanda's son was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which means the left side of his heart did not develop properly. Consequently, he had his first heart surgery when he was six days old and received blood from other donors.