American Red Cross volunteer Jim Rettew from Wayzata is deploying to the disaster relief operation in Colorado where flash flooding has displaced thousands and left hundreds relying on the Red Cross for immediate disaster relief—such as a warm, safe place to stay. More than 700 people stayed in Red Cross shelters last night.
Rettew has been a Red Cross disaster relief worker for many years and previously has worked for the Red Cross in Colorado. He will serve as a Red Cross spokesperson, helping to share the story about how the Red Cross is assisting people during this humanitarian emergency. The Red Cross response in Colorado is growing by the hour as entire towns are evacuated and the need for shelter increases. The Red Cross is moving additional supplies, workers and response vehicles to the region to ensure people get the help they need.
The Red Cross helps provide disaster relief for immediate recovery needs, such as shelter, clothing, food, and emotional support. People can help those affected by this and similar disasters by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Financial gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.