MEDIA ALERT: Red Cross to distribute emergency flood cleanup supplies in Freeport
March 23, 2019
The American Red Cross of Northwest IL will be distributing emergency flood cleanup supplies to residents affected by flooding within their home due to the Pecatonica River.
Sunday, March 24
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church
607 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport
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