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Red Cross Providing Meals, Relief Supplies at Rochelle High School

Emergency aid station hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend

Emergency aid station hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend

CHICAGO, IL - (APRIL 12, 2015) – An emergency aid station at Rochelle High School, located at 1401 S. Flagg Road in Rochelle, will now be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend for residents to receive meals and relief supplies. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. American Red Cross volunteers are also providing health services, mental health support, and helping those affected with recovery planning at the assistance center.

The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois continues to help those impacted by the severe weather and tornadoes that occurred April 9 throughout Northwest Illinois. Volunteers have been ready to help before the storms hit and are now actively on the ground providing hope and comfort to residents in need.

GIVE HELP After a disaster, financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to the people who need it most. If you would like to help those affected by disasters like the recent Illinois tornado outbreak, please visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

SAFETY TIPS Useful resources for people affected by this disaster:

  • What to do after a tornado http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/tornado
  • Tornado safety checklist http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340177_Tornado.pdf
  • Get prepared now. Download the free Red Cross Tornado App which also allows users to monitor weather reports. The Tornado App, along with other free Red Cross apps, can be found in the Apple ITunes Store and the Google Play Store for Android phones.

    For live updates follow us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross.