Monday, June 17, 2013

Red Cross Workers provide services at The Disaster Assistance Center in El Paso County

Story and photos by Emery Graham

Volunteers assisting members of the community
The  Disaster Assistance Center, in El Paso County, Colorado, is a very busy place. It’s a one stop service center for victims of the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Practically every type of social service support is present in the center and fire victims and their families can receive timely and effective assistance to help get them back to normal. Red Cross workers are there helping victims locate relatives, acquire mental health assistance, and making sure that victims have a place to say during this disaster.

Various information and assistance stations 
You can help people affected by disasters like the Black Forest Fires, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. The Red Cross is a volunteer organization that uses the donations from our generous supporters to provide the services disaster victims need. A gift of any size supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross whether it's responding to a disaster, collecting lifesaving blood, teaching skills that can save a life, or assisting our military members and their families Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

If you’d like to help in this effort you can call 1-800-REDCROSS. You can make a donation of $10 by texting a message to 90999. Or you can go to and use the donation link there.

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