The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help people in Colorado by providing food, shelter, relief supplies and comfort to those affected by the devastating flooding.
- This is a large response. More than 850 Red Crossers are deployed to the region where they have served more than 33,000 meals, handed out more than 46,000 relief items and provided as many as 4,700 health and mental health services.
- Sunday night, more than 200 people stayed in seven Red Cross shelters across Colorado.
- As people begin to return home, the Red Cross is distributing personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, lanterns, tents, sleeping bags, rakes, tarps, shovels, flashlights, gloves, coolers and insect repellant at Disaster Assistance Centers and from the 24 response trucks traveling throughout the affected area.
- The Red Cross is also joining with several partner agencies to staff Disaster Assistance Centers across the affected areas. At these centers, survivors can receive a range of services. Red Cross caseworkers can help connect people with social service programs, fill out paperwork for assistance or insurance claims, provide counseling or help identify child care resources.
- Access to some communities remains challenging, but as areas begin to re-open, the Red Cross will be there to support a recovery effort that will take weeks and months.
During the last two weeks, the Red Cross has also provided hope and comfort to people affected by flooding in Guam, Utah, Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas.
- Across the flooded areas, trained Red Cross workers opened shelters, served meals, handed out relief supplies and provided emotional support.
- The Red Cross is working with local emergency management officials and community organizations to help people recover and get back to their normal lives.
People in flooded areas need your help now. The Red Cross has launched a large relief effort to help people in Colorado and other states where flooding has disrupted lives. We need the continued support of the public to help those in need.
- Please consider making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief today by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
- Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter at 1771 E. Flamingo Rd. Ste. 206-B Las Vegas, NV 89119, or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
- Monetary donations are used to provide food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, health services and other assistance, as well as support the vehicles, warehouses and people that make that relief possible.