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Friday, July 22, 2016

Red Cross Helping People of Hugo during Water Crisis


By Bill Fortune

Hugo, CO, Friday, July 22, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - The Red Cross is rallying to help the people living in Hugo, Colorado, about 100 miles southeast of Denver. A water crisis developed Thursday with the discovery of contaminates in one water tower. Residents of Hugo have been advised not to drink or use the water.
Sam's employee maneuvers pallet into the Emergency
Response Vehicle. Photo by Larry Cornett/Red Cross


The Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado will deliver a pallet of bottled water to the town this morning and a second pallet will be delivered at midday from the Red Cross of Northern Colorado. If additional water delivers are needed the process will continue. Each pallet contains 72 cases of water equaling 1,726 bottles.

The Red Cross will deliver the pallet of water to the Hugo Community Center, 514 2nd St. Hugo, CO 80821.

The Red Cross responds to approximately 66,000 disasters each year. The best way to help people affected by disasters, both big and small, is to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. People can donate to our Disaster Relief Fund at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or www.redcross.org, or simply text the word redcross to 90999 to donate $10 through your mobile carrier. Charges will apply to your mobile phone bill the following month.

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