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Red Cross Helps 2 Pike County Families After Fires


The American Red Cross Adams County Chapter provided emergency assistance to two Pike County families after respective fires damaged their homes during the week of April 1.

The first fire damaged a mobile home on April 2 in Rockport. Local Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided the displaced family of 2 with emergency assistance for food, clothing, medication, and eyeglasses. They also received Red Cross comfort kits.

The second fire damaged a home on April 6 in Baylis. Local Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided the displaced family of 9 with emergency assistance for food, clothing, medication, and eyeglasses. 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 can be made online at redcross.org/il/quincy or by calling 217-222-2477.

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.