Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Red Cross Feeds Rescuers During Search and Rescue Effort in Boulder

By Bill Fortune/American Red Cross
Photos by Mitch Lavelett/American Red Cross

Red Cross volunteer Loyce Jones
stocks the pantry as a rescuer
grabs a quick bite at the scene of 
search and rescue effort in Boulder, CO
Photo by Mitch Lavalett/American 
Red Cross
The Red Cross of Colorado brought food and beverages to support search and rescue teams in Boulder County. Teams from several agencies were searching for a missing person who had been tubing on Boulder Creek. The Red Cross Mile High Chapter disaster team was called to the scene Tuesday evening to provide snacks, water and coffee. Early Tuesday morning the teams provided breakfast sandwiches, coffee and water to 25 rescuers. The search continued Tuesday and the Red Cross provided lunch for 35 rescuers.

Rescuers grab a quick bite at the
Red Cross Mobile Feeding Vehicle
on scene of search and rescue
effort in Boulder, CO. 
“When they come to our feeding vehicle you can tell they are tired,” said Loyce Jones, Red Cross disaster volunteer. “They feel better after they had something to eat and drink so I know they appreciate that we are here for them.”

The Red Cross responds to help anyone affected by disasters, even those who are on scene helping others. “We got the call late Monday but our volunteers were excited that they could help the rescue effort, “said Jessica Pate, disaster program specialist for the Mile High Chapter. 

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