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Red Cross Assists Jacksonville Family of 2 After Fire

The American Red Cross Central Prairie Office provided emergency assistance to a Jacksonville family of 2 after a fire destroyed their home on Tuesday, April 22.

The fire occurred at 1041 Sheridan St., Jacksonville. Local American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided emergency financial assistance to the displaced family for food, clothing, and medication. 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 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 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.