Red Cross responded to 44 calls for help in May and Assisted 113 People
American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming - The month of May brought 44 calls for help and an opportunity to help 113 people across the two-state region including 12 people over the age of 65. As usual most of the assistance requests were for home fires totaling 34 responses. Our disaster responders also helped with a variety of other needs, including building collapses, floods and snow storms.
In addition to local disaster responses, we deployed over 30 volunteers to support disaster relief in the southern Plains and the Midwest due to floods and tornadoes. We completed the 2019 Sound the Alarm Campaign and made more than 1,100 homes safer by installing free smoke alarms and providing preparedness education.
Breakdown of the CO & WY 87 county service area:
Mile High Chapter (MHC): There were 8 calls for help and 18 people received Red Cross support. The MHC response area includes 10 counties in the Denver Metro area.
Southeastern Colorado Chapter (SeCO): There were 18 calls for help and 32 people received Red Cross support. The SeCO response area includes 16 counties.
Northern Colorado Chapter (NoCO): There were 6 calls for help with 17 people receiving Red Cross support. The NoCO response area includes 11 counties.
Western Colorado Chapter (WeCO): There were 4 calls for help with 10 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 8 calls for help with 36 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.