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Red Cross Supports Illinois Residents on Road to Recovery

  • The Red Cross works closely with community partners to provide relief to Illinois tornado survivors.
    The Red Cross works closely with community partners to provide relief to Illinois tornado survivors.
  • Red Cross volunteers provide relief to Rochelle tornado survivors.
    Red Cross volunteers provide relief to Rochelle tornado survivors.
  • Red Cross volunteers canvas communities affected by the recent tornadoes in Rochelle to help support families and individuals on the road to recovery.
    Red Cross volunteers canvas communities affected by the recent tornadoes in Rochelle to help support families and individuals on the road to recovery.
  • In the devastating aftermath, a Red Cross volunteer provides relief and comfort to a Rochelle tornado survivor.
    In the devastating aftermath, a Red Cross volunteer provides relief and comfort to a Rochelle tornado survivor.
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    Red Cross volunteers reach out to communities affected by the recent tornadoes in Rochelle to help support families and individuals on the road to recovery.
Over 100 Red Cross disaster workers have served more than 9,200 meals and snacks, and distributed more than 5,550 comfort and relief items.

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.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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