On Easter Sunday, American Red Cross Mid-Illinois Chapter Disaster Action Team volunteers were on the scene of a large structure fire in Clinton, IL to provide canteen services to dozens of local firefighters who were fighting the massive blaze.
The volunteers provided snacks and drinks to nearly 75 firefighters from five departments for several hours.
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 can be made online at redcross.org/midillinois 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.