The American Red Cross along with the State of Illinois are hosting a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for residents impacted by the August 12th flash flooding in Gibson City, Illinois.
More than 15 local community organizations and state agencies will be providing resources and assistance to those affected as they plan next steps in their recovery. Masks will be required.
WHEN: Saturday, August 21st from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Kruse Center, located at 207 N Lawrence St, Gibson City, IL 60936.
Some of the agencies that may be represented include:
American Baptists Men Disaster Relief
American Red Cross
Child Care Resource and Referral Network
Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Dept of Human Services
Dept of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services
Dept of Insurance
East Central Illinois Community Action Agency
Ford County EMA
Ford County Health Department
Gibson Area Foodbank
Gibson City Bible Church
Hope Comfort Dogs
Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief
Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church
Office of Attorney General
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities
Anyone unable to the MARC and needing assistance, please call our 24/7 Red Cross dispatch line at 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.