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Central Illinois Chapter Assists Brimfield Family After Fire

The American Red Cross Central Illinois Chapter provided emergency assistance to a Brimfield family of 4 after a fire destroyed their home Monday evening.

The fire took place late Monday evening in Brimfield, IL. Local Disaster Action Team volunteers provided the displaced 2 adults and 2 small children with emergency financial assistance for food, clothing, and a hotel stay.

The community can help those affected by future disasters by volunteering with the American Red Cross and/or making a contribution to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The best way to help those affected by disasters is through a financial donation to the American Red Cross. Donations of money help tailor disaster relief to the needs of victims and restore the economic vitality of disaster-affected communities. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters.

Contributions to Red Cross Local Disaster Relief may be sent to 311 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. Peoria, IL 61605, by calling 309-677-7272 or by making a donation online at

On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.