The American Red Cross Mid-Illinois Chapter responded to a mobile home fire in Champaign on May 13 and provided emergency assistance to the displaced resident.
Local Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided the affected resident with emergency financial assistance for food, clothing, and shelter.
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 can be made by visiting redcross.org/midillinois or calling 217-351-5861.
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.