Below is a news release from the American Red Cross:
American Red Cross volunteer Ann Coady, of Hudson, is deploying to the disaster relief operation in Colorado where flash flooding has displaced thousands and left hundreds relying on the Red Cross for immediate disaster relief.
More than 1,000 people stayed in 24 Red Cross shelters last night across the state. Coady will work with community partners to provide relief for those affected by this disaster.
The Red Cross is working closely with local emergency management officials, the Colorado National Guard and community organizations to ensure people get the help they need. 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.
People can help now by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Financial gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.
Donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make $10 donation.
Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.