Olentangy Valley News

Local volunteers are sent to Colorado

Four volunteers from the region of the Delaware County chapter of the American Red Cross are in Colorado, helping with logistics, staff services and mental health in the wake of the devastating floods in that state.

As of Sept. 17, about 400 people were staying in 14 shelters, and more than 640 disaster workers were on duty in shelters, evacuation centers and relief centers.

According to information from the Delaware chapter, the American Red Cross has mobilized more than 20 food trucks and more than 10 truckloads of relief supplies, including personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, rakes, tarps, shovels, flashlights, gloves, coolers and insect repellant. Working with community partners, the Red Cross has served more than 10,700 meals and snacks.

To donate to Red Cross Disaster Relief, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED Cross (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions also may be sent to the Delaware County chapter at 380 Hills-Miller Road, Delaware OH 43015 or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.