American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming, December 26, 2016 — The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming responds to calls for assistance, on average, twice a day. Just last week, there were 14 calls for emergency assistance to help with multiple types of disasters, including fires and floods. * Of the 39 people helped, at least 15 were children under the age of 18 including two infants. Three of those assisted were age 60 or older.
Breakdown of Service Provided:
Mile High Chapter (MHC): 5 individuals received aid; 2 were under 18 years old including 1 infant. One person was age 60 or older. The MHC response area includes 10 counties in the Denver Metro area.
Southeastern Colorado Chapter (SECO): 28 individuals received aid; 14 of those helped were under 18 years old, including one infant. The SECO response area includes 16 counties.
Western Colorado Chapter (WCO): Four individuals received aid all between 18 and 60 years-of-age. The WCO response area covers 27 counties, serving all western Colorado and the San Luis Valley.
Wyoming Chapter: One individuals received aid who was over 60 years-of-age.
The Wyoming Chapter response area covers all 23 counties that make up the state of Wyoming.
The families and individuals were provided a place to stay, money for clothes, food and medicine. Along with providing casework for the residents in a quick and efficient time frame, Red Cross volunteers will continue to provide support to these families going forward, by doing follow up work to ensure all needs are met and the individuals have a clear path to recovery from this personal disaster.
*Reported numbers are for the dates: December 19-25, 2016