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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I Am The Red Cross in My Community



PHOTO: Red Cross Volunteer, Guy Forti, visits with a Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy
while providing nourishment from the Mobile Feeding Vehicle.
Halloween, 2016, was a busy day for members of the Castle Rock community. Red Cross responded to help support emergency personnel working the scene of an investigation, and set up an evacuation center for residents of the Plum Creek neighborhood who were unable to remain in their homes.

(See 9news report here: 9news.com/news )

 

Castle Rock Chief of Police, Jack Cauley, addressed the residents in a briefing at the Red Cross evacuation center, saying “It’s nice to see everyone come together to help each other. Not every community has the resources for something like this and we’re proud to work closely with the Red Cross, the Fire Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s office and so many others who’ve responded to help our community today.” 

 

Regardless of the emergency, Red Cross is there. Providing hope to a family who finds themselves with nowhere to turn, giving help to the responders as they work countless hours fighting fires, searching for a missing child, or keeping a neighborhood safe. In the past 10 days, our teams have provided support to six different types of responses, from single family house fire, apartment fire, wildfire, hazmat and criminal investigations, and a vehicle accident into a home. In these responses, hundreds of people, clients and responders, received hope and help from the Red Cross in their community.

 
To learn more about how you can be the Red Cross in YOUR community visit redcross.org  today!
 



About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.