American Red Cross

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Community donates in abundance to help fire evacuees, pets

The Durango community came together Thursday to donate an abundance of items to those displaced by the Lightner Creek Fire. “The community is responding well,” said John Noah, a Red Cross...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bayfield man to help with disaster relief in Tennessee

Bayfield resident Steven Harris will travel to eastern Tennessee as a volunteer with the American Red Cross to help residents impacted by wildfires and tornadoes. Harris, who serves as a disaster...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Finances looking up for our county

After years of cuts, La Plata County commissioners Tuesday had the pleasure of approving a budget for 2015 that’s $7 million higher than in 2014. “Ongoing revenues exceed ongoing expenditures in...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Meet the new face of Western Colo.’s Red Cross

Last week, the American Red Cross announced a reorganization that will bring the Southwest Colorado Chapter under the umbrella of the Western Colorado Chapter in Grand Junction. Eric Myers will...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners face tough grant choices

La Plata County will grant $250,000 to nonprofits again this year, but it is still not enough to fill all 23 requests for funding that totaled $360,700. On Monday, La Plata County commissioners...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local Red Cross merges under leadership in Grand Junction

A reorganization of the American Red Cross has moved the leadership of the Southwest Colorado Chapter to Grand Junction. “They did a nationwide restructuring, looked at chapter jurisdictions and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s your plan to escape a house fire?

DENVER ­­­­– More than 23,000 people die and nearly 13,000 are injured annually in house fires across the U.S. With that statistic in mind, the American Red Cross is kicking off a national campaign...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local life-savers honored

Give them your injured, your weak and your dying. La Plata County’s uniformed and un-uniformed heroes continue to humbly aid neighbors in dire need. On Wednesday morning, the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Red Cross names new director of local chapter

Teaching English to South Korean children. Caring for orphans in eastern Kenya. Tending to the emergency needs of Southwest Coloradans. That’s one way to look at the progression of the life of...

DATE: April 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Red Cross names interim director

The American Red Cross of Colorado has appointed Bill Werner as interim executive director of the Southwest Colorado Chapter. Werner, who will concurrently serve the Red Cross chapter in the San...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City to rescue: Businesses rally for Okla. victims

As Southwest Colorado residents watch the devastation caused by the E5 tornado in Moore, Okla., now estimated to be at least $2 billion, their first question seems to be, “How can I help?” Two...

DATE: May 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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17 honored for life-saving efforts

Seventeen Southwest Colorado residents were honored Wednesday for their unhesitating response to help fellow humans – and three dogs – in life-threatening circumstances last year.The recognition...

DATE: April 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News