Colo. and Wyo. (RELEASE) - The month of August 2019 brought 58 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 50 responses.
In August our disaster responders also provided direct support to people in Colorado and Wyoming affected by wildfires, hailstorms, tornadoes, and floods.
Breakdown of the CO & WY 87 county service area:
Mile High Chapter (MHC): There were 24 calls for help and 64 people received Red Cross support. The MHC response area includes 10 counties in the Denver Metro area.
Southeastern Colorado Chapter (SeCO): There were 14 calls for help and 45 people received Red Cross support. The SeCO response area includes 16 counties.
Northern Colorado Chapter (NoCO): There were 38 calls for help with 23 people receiving Red Cross support. The NoCO response area includes 11 counties.
Western Colorado Chapter (WeCO): There were 6 calls for help with 20 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 5 calls for help with 20 people receiving Red Cross support. The Wyoming Chapter response area covers 21 counties within the state of Wyoming.
In the case of home fires, each family was given financial resources for a place to stay, clothes, food and medicine as needed. 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.