Created on Thursday, 19 September 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The American Red Cross is supporting rescue operations in Colorado by providing food, shelter, relief supplies and comfort to thousands of people forced from their homes by devastating flash flooding.
Red Cross disaster workers are at the Boulder airport reception center to provide care and comfort as stranded residents arrive after being airlifted out of flooded neighborhoods and towns.
“One disaster worker has already been deployed from the Cincinnati-Dayton region and more will follow,” said Sheri Timmers, Logan County Red Cross director.
In total, more than 250 trained Red Cross disaster workers are deployed to Colorado, along with more than 20 emergency response vehicles and six trucks of relief supplies. Working with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Red Cross has served more than 7,100 meals and snacks.
Government officials estimate as many as 18,000 homes are affected by the Colorado flooding. Access to some communities remains difficult due to flood waters and damaged roads.
People can make a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief by sending their donation to The American Red Cross of Logan County, 105 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, Ohio 43357, or by visiting www.redcross.org, calling (800) 733-2767 or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.