Saturday, March 25, 2017

Red Cross supporting residents of Aguilar due to Power Outage

Colorado Springs, CO, Saturday, March 25, 2017 –The American Red Cross has organized a community feeding effort for the residents of Aguilar, CO as they continue to be without electric power. The wind storm that hit the area on Friday has caused power outages in Aguilar leaving over 500 homes without power. According to Las Animas County emergency management the town has been without power for more than 24 hours.

An evening meal will be served at the Aguilar High School located at 420 Balsam Ave, Aguilar, CO 81020.

Red Cross will provide the food for the meal this evening and for breakfast on Sunday. It is estimated that there will be more that 100 meals needed. Local residents have also made a request for fire wood as temperatures in Aguilar have been below freezing overnight. Anyone with fire wood they are willing to donate should contact Larry Cornett at 719-306-2925  or Tira (in Aguilar) at 719-859-4136.

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