Thursday, August 16, 2012

Red Cross, Grainger Partner to Provide Firefighter Comfort Kits

Grand Junction, CO – The American Red Cross partnered with Grainger on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to provide comfort kits to firefighters in western Colorado.

Employees from the Grand Junction Grainger store joined Red Cross volunteers at the Red Cross Western Colorado Chapter headquarters Tuesday to assemble comfort kits containing Chap Stick, eye drops, sunscreen, water and candy for distribution to wild-land firefighters. The Red Cross is able to purchase and distribute the kits thanks to the generous support of the Grainger Family Foundation.

“After a grueling day of fighting fires in extreme situations sometimes the small things make a huge difference in helping these first responders” says Eric Myers, Executive Director of the Red Cross Western Colorado Chapter. “We are very excited that Grainger has provided us this support to get these items into deserving hands.”

During the event on Aug. 14, Grainger branch manager Jack Mowat also presented a check to the American Red Cross.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit, follow us on twitter (@redcrossdenver) or join our blog at

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