The American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter provided emergency assistance to several Springfield families on Wednesday morning after an early morning fire destroyed three homes on North 4th Street in Springfield.
American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided emergency financial assistance to nine displaced individuals for food, clothing, and shelter. Assistance for mediation, infant supplies, and shoes were also provided to several of the affected individuals.
Additionally, Red Cross volunteers provided snacks and drinks to both the affected residents and first responders on the scene of the fire.
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 1045 Outer Park Dr., Springfield, IL 62704, by calling 217-787-7602, 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.