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1 year 11 months ago

Timbers Apartments fire burns 20+ units

A fire consumed more than 20 apartments in southeast Colorado Springs on Saturday. All of those families are displaced at this time. Just after 7:30 two buildings at the Timbers Apartments went up in flames-- and fast-- residents tell News 5 the buildings were fully engulfed within minutes. ...

2 years 9 months ago

Pueblo library sues property group

The Pueblo City-County Library District is suing a property owners association in Colorado City for $489,113 the group once promised to give to the library. The Colorado City Improvements Corporation says it now wants to give the money to the Red Cross. Members of the CCIC all bought undeveloped...

3 years 16 hours ago

Red Cross: evacuees now in hotels

The evacuees who were staying at a Monument elementary school all day are now all in hotels. That's the word from a Red Cross spokesperson. The families have been out of their homes since early this morning when a leak was discovered on a train car carrying a hazardous...

3 years 23 hours ago

38 now at shelter

So far 38 people have gone to the old Grace Best Elementary School in Monument for shelter. The shelter, at 66 Jefferson in Monument, was opened early this morning by the Red Cross. The Red Cross is providing food and other comforts for those who may have to spend...

3 years 1 month ago

AT&T offers free calls to Japan

AT&T has announced free text and international long distance service to Japan through the end of the month for its wireless customers. Effective through March 31, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged for: International long distance usage from the United States and Puerto Rico to...

3 years 1 month ago

Helping Japan

If you'd like to help with disaster relief in Japan, the Red Cross needs your donations. To donate $10, just text the word "HELP" to 90999. You can also donate online through the Colorado Red Cross, just click here to go to their website .

3 years 1 month ago

Red Cross honors Penkhus

The American Red Cross honored Bob Penkhus last night as the 2011 recipiant of the 'Humanitarian of the Year' award for his efforts in Haiti. "When something strikes your heart like that, you just have to do something," he says. He escorted a team of 16 doctors from...

3 years 1 month ago

Hometown Hero Dinner 2-3-2011

The Pueblo Hometown Heroes Dinner Event is an American Red Cross fundraiser that honors individuals and organizations who exemplify courage, kindness, and unselfish character through their acts of heroism in our local community. Heroes who have saved a life or helped make a life better within the last 18 months...

3 years 3 months ago

Haiti still needy a year after quake

The first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake is being marked not just in that devastated country, but also in the United States. The head of the American Red Cross announced in Washington that the charity will spend $30 million, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, to...

3 years 8 months ago

Group that helps others needs a little help too

When crisis strikes, Red Cross workers and volunteers are usually first on the scene to help cover the immediate needs of victims. "Things like food, clothing, shelter and even access to mental health support and medical needs such as prescription medications that may have been lost." explains Jaici Murcia of...

3 years 11 months ago

Stolen Red Cross trailer recovered

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross says their stolen supply trailer has been found by police. The trailer full of cots, blankets and other emergency supplies was stolen from the Red Cross parking lot last week, it was recovered by CSPD officers Wednesday. The trailer has...

4 years 1 month ago

Red Cross helps our military heroes

Deployment can be incredibly stressful and straining on Southern Colorado's military families. The Pikes Peak American Red Cross offered a free class on Saturday called "Coping with Deployments: Psychological First Aid for Military Families" to address that very issue. The course, offered free of charge, was open to military...

4 years 1 month ago

Class to cope with deployment

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross will be offering a class for military families to cope with deployment. Coping With Deployments: Psychological First Aid for Military Families will be held on Saturday, March 6 from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. It is free, and open to military...

4 years 2 months ago

Wife of Austin plane pilot to speak out

The Red Cross says the wife of the pilot who crashed his plane into a Texas office building that housed an IRS office plans to reach out to media and answer questions. Red Cross spokeswoman Marty McKellips says A. Joseph Stack's family planned to "give information and answer questions"...

4 years 2 months ago

Star power helps garner more Haiti donations

Telethons tend to occur almost as suddenly as the catastrophic events that make them necessary. Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, actor George Clooney helped to organize "America: A Tribute to Heroes," which took place only days after the attacks and raised more than $100 million for...

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