Since severe storms hit the local American Red Cross has been supporting affected communities.


Since severe storms hit southwestern Wisconsin on June 16th, the local American Red Cross has been supporting affected communities.

Over the next few days, the Red Cross will participate in a Multi-Agency-Resource-Center (MARC) which brings many nonprofit organizations and government agencies together in one convenient location to provide community support.

  • Red Cross will activate casework volunteers to do outreach in the communities as well as staff the Multi-Agency-Resource-Center (MARC).
  • Location: Platteville High School 710 E. Madison St. Platteville
  • Hours: Thursday 6/19 from 9am – 4pm and Friday 6/20 from noon – 7pm
  • Additional participating agencies: Salvation Army, Grant County Human Services, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Grant County, Housing Authority – City of Platteville, Grant County Unified Counseling Service, Public Health
  • In addition:

  • The shelter in Platteville remains open at the Platteville High School.
  • Served 784 meals and snacks.
  • Distributed 351 relief items which includes rakes, gloves, tarps, etc to support clean-up efforts.
  • Mobilized 33 trained Red Cross responders.
  • The severe weather is not over and the Red Cross is encouraging everyone to download the free tornado app.

  • The app features a siren and warning alert that signals when a tornado warning has been issued, as well as an all-clear alert that lets users know when a tornado warning has expired or been cancelled.
  • People all across the affected areas need your help now. Please make a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

  • Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. This includes the recent severe weather and nearly 70,000 other disasters we handle every year around the country.
  • The Red Cross is currently mobilizing registered, trained, disaster response volunteers from local communities. To become a trained disaster responder for future events, visit to begin the volunteer application process.