MEDIA ALERT: Red Cross joins Winnebago County in distribution of emergency flood supplies
March 26, 2019
The American Red Cross of Northwest IL will distribute emergency flood cleanup supplies along with authorities and community partners within Winnebago County. Red Cross volunteers will hand out clean-up kits, shovels, work gloves, rakes, dust masks among other items to Rockford residents whose homes were affected by recent flooding.
Tuesday, March 26
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Former Machesney Park Mall
8700 N Second St.
Machesney Park, IL
Anyone needing assistance due to the flooding in the Rockford and Freeport area should call the Red Cross Flood Helpline at (872) 529-1784.
Red Cross volunteer responders are currently in the affected communities working with residents to assess needs including lodging, food and mental health support.
About the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois:
The American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois serves 700,000 people in 10 counties including Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. 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 www.redcross.org/Il/Rockford or visit us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross