American Red Cross volunteers responded to 3 home fires in Central Illinois in the past week and provided assistance to 11 individuals, through supplying them with basic items to meet immediate needs after a fire, and additional support in the form of health and mental health services and one-on-one support. Volunteers responded to fires in Bloomington, Chillicothe and Pekin.
To help the Red Cross provide critical services, including disaster response, the 27th Annual Evening of Stars celebration is being held Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Brown Ballroom on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal. Two-time NFL Pro Bowl player, Walter Payton Man of the Year Award recipient and finalist on America’s Got Talent, Jon Dorenbos will be the special guest and keynote speaker.
Tickets are on sale for this event – funds from ticket purchases support the mission of the Red Cross. Visit EOS22.givesmart.com to purchase tickets.
“I can’t wait to be there with you, as we celebrate a night together for a great cause,” said Dorenbos. “The American Red Cross is an organization that puts a high priority on helping others, and I am glad to have the opportunity to be a part of it, during Evening of Stars. I look forward to sharing my story and providing some entertainment through magic, in the process. See you there!”
Participants will be treated to a special performance of Dorenbos sharing his incredible life story and encouraging message via mind-blowing, world class magic. Click here to check out some of his performances.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. 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 us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RedCrossIL.