The American Red Cross, Illinois Capital Area Chapter, Disaster Action Team provided emergency assistance a family of 3 adult and 3 children after a fire destroyed their home on Saturday, February 16. It was the Chapter’s 6th fire response during the month of February.
The DAT team provided aid Saturday evening at 1015 E. 6th Street, in Pana. The American Red Cross provided emergency financial assistance that included a hotel room, food, medication, shoes, and clothing. 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 for 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 may be sent to 1045 Outer Park Dr., Springfield, IL 62704 or donations can be made online at www.redcross.org/icac or by texting ‘REDCROSS’ to 70000 for an automatic $10 donation. 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.