The American Red Cross Central Prairie Office provided emergency assistance to two Morgan County families after fires damaged their respective homes on Monday, April 1.
The first fire occurred in Franklin, IL, where American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided emergency financial assistance to a displaced family of four for clothing, food, and shoes. They also received Red Cross comfort kits.
The second fire occurred in Jacksonville IL, where American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided emergency financial assistance to a displaced family of three for food 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 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 Red Cross Local Disaster Relief may be sent to 700 N. Prairie Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650 or donations can be made online at redcross.org/icac.
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.