Red Cross volunteers have been assisting residents impacted by an industrial fire in Morris, Illinois. Since Tuesday, our volunteers have provided a safe place to stay to evacuated individuals. Red Cross volunteers also provided disaster support services, including health services and spiritual care to those affected at the Reception Center and shelter that was set up at First Christian Church. In addition, the Red Cross worked closely with partners to provide meals, snacks, water to residents and first responders.
As local officials are allowing residents to return to their homes, the Reception Center and the shelter will be closing on Friday, July 2nd at 5 p.m.
Distribution of Cleaning Supplies
The Red Cross along with partners will be supporting cleanup efforts by distributing cleaning supplies, including dish soap, gloves, masks and buckets to those impacted.
WHEN: Friday, July 2nd | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Morris Community High School, 1000 Union Street, Morris, IL
Anyone impacted by this fire or any other disaster, may call the Illinois Red Cross 24/7 disaster hotline: 1-877-597-0747.
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 Twitter @RedCrossIL.