Emergency Kits Aid Volunteers and Improve Cortez’s Crisis Response | LOR Foundation
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Emergency Kits Aid Volunteers and Improve Cortez’s Crisis Response

  • Local Champion: Montezuma County
  • Date Funded: January 18, 2024
  • Grant Amount: $9,830

Who do you turn to in the case of an emergency? It could be a first responder, a family member, or a friend. If they’re not available, it could be a neighbor or another community member. Nearby wildfires have sparked growing interest from Cortez volunteers who want to help during local crises. The problem is many of those who have joined Montezuma County’s new volunteer responder program lack the tools and equipment they need to act quickly. County staff wanted to provide emergency “go-bags” to volunteers, so they reached out to LOR for support. LOR’s funding will help Montezuma County purchase emergency kits complete with safety vests, flashlights, first aid supplies, and other equipment. The kits will strengthen public safety, allowing residents to protect themselves, their families, and their community.

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