Colorado & Wyoming Red Cross responded to 48 calls for help in July and assisted 152 People
American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming - The month of July 2019 brought 48 calls for Red Cross disaster assistance and we were able to help 152 people across the two-state region begin their recovery. Most of the assistance requests were for home fires totaling 40 responses.
In addition to local disaster responses, we deployed a total of 20 disaster responders to support disaster relief for the California Earthquake, Midwest Floods, Texas Floods, and Hurricane Barry.
Breakdown of the CO & WY 87 county service area:
Mile High Chapter (MHC): There were 23 calls for help and 68 people received Red Cross support. The MHC response area includes 10 counties in the Denver Metro area.
Southeastern Colorado Chapter (SeCO): There were 9 calls for help and 24 people received Red Cross support. The SeCO response area includes 16 counties.
Northern Colorado Chapter (NoCO): There were 3 calls for help with 27 people receiving Red Cross support. The NoCO response area includes 11 counties.
Western Colorado Chapter (WeCO): There were 7 calls for help with 33 people receiving Red Cross support. The WeCo response area covers 27 counties, serving all western Colorado and the San Luis Valley.
Wyoming Chapter: There were 6 calls for help with 20 people receiving Red Cross support. The Wyoming Chapter response area covers 21 counties within 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.
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