Red Cross opening second shelter for flood victims
MEDIA ALERT: Northwest IL Red Cross opening second shelter for flood victims
March 17, 2019
The American Red Cross of Northwest IL is opening a second shelter in Freeport to aid people affected by flooding in northern Illinois. This is in addition to a shelter opened in Rockford Friday evening.
Saturday, March 16 at 10:00AM
Highland Community College Student Conference Center (Building H)
2998 W Pearl City Road, Freeport
An additional Red Cross shelter at the following location is still in operation to provide resources to people affected by flooding:
Brooke Road United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Road, Rockford
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