CHEYENNE, Wyo - On Thursday, February 14, the American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming will showcase its new Emergency Response Vehicle.
The new emergency response vehicle will play a critical role in Red Cross disaster relief operations. The iconic branded vehicles deliver more than just food and relief supplies, they also deliver hope, often arriving as one of the first signs of relief in hard hit areas.
The newest style emergency response vehicle is sleeker, more maneuverable and will cost less to operate than the last generation of vehicles. The American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming raised $150,000 for the new emergency response vehicle last year at its annual soiree. With modern materials and manufacturing processes, the vehicles are expected to last longer. While still providing ample room for supplies, the new emergency response vehicle can easily be transformed from day-to-day local emergency responses, to hauling supplies for a larger disaster.
The Red Cross encourages everyone to stay prepared, download the free Red Cross Emergency app. The app will let you know of any approaching severe weather in your area, provide tips for what you should do before, during and after any type of disaster, and where Red Cross shelters are located and open, in the event you are faced with an evacuation.
In addition to preparing yourself and your family, you can also help to prepare your community and help respond to disasters. The Red Cross provides critical relief to affected families and communities, including nourishing meals, supplies, safe shelter, basic health services and emotional support. The Red Cross is always looking for more volunteers to help join the mission.