Just like me, my family, and neighbors, thousands of Coloradans have been displaced from our homes. I have experienced firsthand how the Red Cross is immediately here to meet physical, emotional, and logistical needs. I am so proud to share with you that our own industry is also answering the needs of our Colorado neighbors and friends: From personnel and equipment, to participating in rescue and response, to donations for community response.
And now, we have a matching challenge: Noble Energy has pledged $500,000 to the American Red Cross Colorado Relief Fund, and challenges other COGA members to match it! CONTACT US TODAY to make a matching company donation. To donate personally, please give HERE. You can also donate by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Furthermore, if your company would like to participate in our services and equipment coordination for the response and recovery effort, please CONTACT US HERE.
When disaster strikes, we pull together with our neighbors, reaffirming our commitment to our communities and our state. What a proud moment.
But there's still work to do. I urge us all to concentrate our relief efforts. Let’s not miss out on this important opportunity to give—please, join us today.
Your proud neighbor,
President & CEO
For the latest Red Cross response efforts, visit online the AMERICAN RED CROSS COLORADO CHAPTER.
Read COLORADO STORIES of survival and volunteerism after the historic flooding.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH LOVED ONES: If you are looking for loved ones who might be affected by the flooding, or, if you are someone who has been displaced, please go to the Red Cross Safe and Well site to search for someone or to register yourself. That web site is www.redcross.org/safeandwell.
DONATE: The Red Cross is able to respond to a widespread disaster affecting numerous communities because of the generosity of donors. If you would like to support our work responding to these and other disasters, donate online at www.redcross.org/colorado or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.
PREPARE YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY: One of the best ways to take action right now if you are not personally affected by the flooding is to prepare yourself, your loved ones and/or your workplace. When you are prepared, you contribute to your community’s ability to withstand and recover from disasters. Find out more and start making your Emergency Game Plan by visiting our National Preparedness Month information page.
VOLUNTEERING: At this time, the American Red Cross of Colorado is fortunate to have volunteers who are trained, ready and willing to support our response to the flooding in our communities. We thank individuals and community groups who are willing to support this effort and encourage them to register to become new volunteers to help with future disaster responses. They can find all relevant information at http://www.redcross.org/co/denver/volunteer.
PHOTOS: FLOODING IN COLORADO
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Mead High School Red Cross Shelter, Mead Colorado
Photos by Hector Emanuel
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Greely Recreation Center Shelter, Greeley, Colorado
Photos by Hector Emanuel