American Red Cross - Southeastern Colorado
The first Colorado-based chapter of the American Red Cross was chartered on Nov. 11, 1914. Today, there are four chapters in Colorado, which is part of the Colorado and Wyoming region. The American Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on the donations of time, money and resources from individuals in the local community, corporate partners and like-minded foundations to do its work. Red Cross Services are provided throughout Colorado thanks to the generous commitment of thousands of local volunteers who help individuals and communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters; teach lifesaving skills to tens of thousands of individuals; provide transportation for the critically ill and elderly; offer support to U.S. service members and their families in Colorado; and provide lifesaving information to immigrant and migrant communities, promote international Humanitarian Law and reconnect families separated by war or disaster.