Friday, August 16, 2013
New Disaster Response Trailer Arrives in Pueblo
by William Fortune
The Pueblo Branch showcased their new response trailer in Pueblo on Thursday, Aug. 15. The trailer was sponsored by U.S. Bank and will be a big improvement over the old, smaller, single axle trailers.
Pikes Peak Chapter CEO Tom Gonzalez was instrumental in securing this trailer and several others to improve the chapter's capacity to respond to disasters. He also secured new cots, blankets and other supplies to support Red Cross responses.
Pueblo Logistics Lead Bob McCown was on hand Thursday to receive the trailer. "This is a very nice trailer, much better than our old one," McCown said.
Alice Birch, US Bank Marketing President and Executive Board Member for Pikes Peak Red Cross, joined local Red Cross volunteers to unveil the new trailer. "U.S. Bank has been a strong supporter of the American Red Cross, and I can see how this will improve disaster response in southern Colorado," Birch said.