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South Plains Red Cross Volunteer deploys to Colorado to help with flood relief efforts

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Douglas Smith has deployed to Colorado to help aid in flood relief efforts. Smith joined the South Plains Chapter a year ago and is a licensed counselor here in Lubbock and a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Counselor. This is Smith's first deployment outside of the Chapter and is expected to be in Colorado up to ten days.

The American Red Cross is supporting rescue operations in Colorado by providing shelter, food, relief supplies and comfort to thousands of people forced from their homes by flash flooding.

• As many as 500 people stayed in 14 shelters Monday night in Colorado.

• More than 400 trained disaster workers are staffing shelters and evacuation centers. The Red Cross has mobilized more than 20 response vehicles and six truck loads of relief supplies.

• Working with community partners, the Red Cross has served more than 10,000 meals and snacks.

• Red Cross workers have provided more than 1,700 health and mental health services for those affected.

• In the days to come, the Red Cross will be supporting Disaster Assistance Centers by offering relief supplies and other recovery support.

• The Red Cross continues to work closely with local emergency management officials, the Colorado National Guard to help ensure people get the help they need.

• Access to some communities is difficult due to flood waters and damaged roads. As flooded areas begin to re-open, the Red Cross will be there to assess the damage, distribute clean up supplies and support a recovery effort that will take weeks and months. We're already planning for that effort now.

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