Red Cross staffer going to Colorado to help with wildfire relief

Meet Betsy Boesch.

She’s an employee at the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts who works with volunteer management for disaster services, and tomorrow, she will be deployed to Colorado to bring relief those who have been affected by the wildfires that have been burning out of control for days.

Betsy will be headed to Loveland, Colo. where she will help oversee staff services and disaster relief volunteer assignments – like working with clients and shelter operations – over the next nine days.

Ten Red Cross shelters were open Tuesday night in Colorado, Utah and Montana where several wildfires are devastating the area. In Colorado, nearly 300 trained Red Cross disaster workers are supporting relief efforts where the fires are threatening as many as 20,000 homes.

Relief efforts in Colorado have been extensive. Since June 9, the Red Cross has:

  • Served more than 33,000 meals and snacks;
  • Provided 3,600 health and mental health contacts; and
  • Handed out more than 4,900 relief items.

HOW PEOPLE CAN HELP

Those who want to help can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. People can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to local American Red Cross chapters or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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2 Responses

  1. Stay safe Betsy.

  2. […] Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts who works with volunteer management for disaster services, was deployed for nine days at the end of June to help work in staff services – taking care of the needs of volunteers. She was in charge of everything from helping issue […]

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