American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter Disaster Action Team members responded to two different residential fires in Springfield on Sunday, February 4, providing assistance to an overall 14 displaced individuals.
The first fire occurred on 4th Street in Springfield and damaged multiple units in an apartment complex. The American Red Cross provided 10 displaced residents with emergency assistance for shelter. They also received Red Cross comfort kits.
The second fire occurred on East Reservoir Street in Springfield and damaged the home of a family of four. The American Red Cross provided the three affected adults and one child with emergency assistance for shelter, clothing, and food. They also received Red Cross comfort kits.
The community can help those affected by future disasters by volunteering with the American Red Cross and/or making a contribution to 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 1045 Outer Park Dr., Springfield, IL 62704 or donations can be made online at www.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.