Are you willing to be there for your neighbor when they need you?
January 27, 2020
CHEYENNE, WYOMING, MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020— Every year, the victims of nearly 64,000 disasters rely on the American Red Cross for immediate help. When those disasters happen, big or small, the American Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.
The American Red Cross of Wyoming is looking to build up our Disaster Action Team in Fremont County. When people think about Red Cross and what we do, most people think about certified trainings, blood drives and responding to large national disasters, and that is absolutely a large part of our mission to alleviate human suffering. However, we do so much more than that.
Pictured Here: Red Cross volunteer Charlie Magee of Laramie, Wyoming, hands out hot meals out of an Emergency Response Vehicle. Charlie was helped by the Red Cross when his home was affected by a tornado which motivated him to join the organization a year ago. He said, “The Red Cross symbol means help and that is why I’m here.” 📸 by Chuck Haupt for the American Red Cross
In Wyoming, we offer a variety of programs to help every community be prepared for disaster, both large and small, including the Wyoming Home Fire Campaign and The Pillowcase Project. In the past year, Red Cross volunteers have installed more than 100 smoke alarms across the county and helped more than 40 elementary school kids learn about fire safety on the Wind River Reservation. Red Cross volunteers also respond to individual home fires and other natural disasters when families are displaced and need our help on a regular basis.
We are looking for community members that are willing to become trained volunteers who are able and willing to respond during these emergencies. Interested individuals can attend several different opportunities for information and trainings: