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Midwest River Region Flood Response Update July 5, 2014

Red Cross volunteer comforting little girl in a shelter

Midwest River Region - July 5, 2014 – Volunteers continue to respond during this Holiday weekend, for community residents who have been affected by flooding during the last week. We are keeping in close contact with county officials  and are making sure the families in our communities have a safe place to stay, food, relief supplies and emotional support. 

Today, July 5, 2014 we are

Distributing clean up kits and providing immediate assistance and referrals to individuals at the East Moline Fire Department located at 1523 Morton Drive in East Moline in Rock Island County from 9:00 a.m. to noon 

Distributing clean up kits at the West Liberty City Hall located at 409 North Calhoun Street in West Liberty in Muscatine County from 9:00 a.m. to noon 

Providing meals to sandbaggers in Keithsburg, Illinois in Mercer County

Available to people who need assistance or emotional support due to this week's flooding – please remember that the Red Cross offices are closed on the weekend so for 24/7 emergency assistance, please call 309-743-2166

Since Monday, June 30th we have 

Distributed more than 215 clean up kits and comfort items and provided immediate assistance and referrals to individuals at distribution centers set up in East Moline, Wilton and West Liberty

Distributed more than 410 meals and snacks to residents in affected areas

Provided an overnight  shelter in for a family of four in Biggsville, Illinois in Henderson County on  Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, Juy 4th 

Provided an overnight shelter for two individuals at the Glenview Middle School in East Moline on Tuesday, July 1st

Helped with arranging a potential shelter site for around 40-60 people who were evacuated from the Watertown Area in East Moline in the overnight hours of Monday, June 30th  

Red Cross volunteers responding to the flooding are members of the Regional Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night. 

For 24/7 emergency assistance, please call 309-743-2166.

Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like floods, tornadoes and other crises can make a donation to American Red  Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond  to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their  families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or  visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.