The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago helped 90 people, including 35 children, from Cook and McHenry County, Illinois as well as Lake County, Indiana that experienced home fires over the weekend. The Red Cross provided clothing, shoes, food, infant supplies and shelter to help ease the suffering of the fire victims who were displaced.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago helps people affected by 3 to 4 home fires a day, every day in Chicagoland. This assistance is provided free of charge to all disaster victims and is made possible by voluntary gifts of time and money made by our community residents. Get your family prepared by reading these fire safety tips, or help by making a donation or volunteering.
About the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago leads a regional grouping in Illinois and Northwest Indiana that serves more than 9.6 million people. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/chicago.