Local Red Cross volunteers deployed to help Colorado flooding victims

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Two St. Louis Red Cross volunteers have been dispatched to flood ravaged Colorado, in response to torrential rains that have caused wide spread devastation to Colorado communities in the canyon areas and mountain communities.

The workers are supporting relief efforts in providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected by the flooding in the state.

Both volunteers are especially tasked to coordinate mass sheltering and negotiate agency and community resources.

Currently the Red Cross has 250 disaster workers in Colorado and some 26 emergency response vehicles, serving over 7,000 meals daily in affected areas.

To help those in need, in Colorado and New Mexico affected by flooding by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.