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Red Cross Helps Cass County Family After Fire Destroys Home

The American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter provided emergency assistance to a Beardstown family of 5 after a fire destroyed their home on Sunday, February 24.

The fire occurred at 1 Appaloosa Lane, Beardstown. American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers provided emergency financial assistance to the two affected adults and three children for food, clothing, shoes, and shelter.

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 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.