Several teams of Red Cross volunteers are on the ground in Brookport, following Sunday's tornadoes and severe storms.
As the relief effort continues, volunteers are helping affected residents begin to develop longer-term recovery plans. Next week, the Red Cross will be part of a Multi-Agency Relief Center, along with other local social service organizations. This will serve as one location for affected residents to obtain information and disaster related assistance.
DATE & TIMES:
WHERE: Old Gym (behind Brookport Elementary)
Residents should bring proof of address, such as a driver's license, utility bill, lease, etc.
On Friday, several teams of Red Cross volunteers continue to comb the streets of the hardest-hit areas in Brookport, helping residents in need. Volunteers are serving meals throughout hard hit Brookport neighborhoods, at the Red Cross shelter at First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Rd., Metropolis, and at Mount Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1780 Mt. Sterling Rd., Brookport.
Red Cross volunteers also handed out bulk relief supplies such as gloves, trash bags, and cleaning supplies. The Red Cross is working with local partners to coordinate additional distribution of these items.
Since the tornadoes hit Sunday, the Red Cross has provided a safe, warm place to stay to dozens of Illinois residents, served thousands of hot meals and distributed more than 1,000 relief items.
As residents return to their homes, the Red Cross reminds them to:
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. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to our generous donors. Locally, the American Red Cross is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.