Nearly a week after devastating tornadoes ripped through communities in Illinois, the American Red Cross continues to help families and individuals get back on their feet. Since the storm hit, more than 100 Red Cross disaster workers have helped to serve more than 9,200 meals and snacks, and to distribute more than 5,550 comfort and relief items.
RECOVERY EFFORTS CONTINUE This week, the Red Cross is partnering with emergency management agencies, the State of Illinois, and other local disaster assistance organizations to open two Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) for residents affected by the tornadoes. Here, families and individuals can meet one-on-one with Red Cross caseworkers and members of other organizations to discuss their specific needs and create personal recovery plans. Learn more about the resource center.
HOW TO HELP People affected by tornadoes and other disasters need help now. You can help people affected by disasters big and small by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters. You can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.