American Red Cross volunteers responded to four home fires from June 7 through today in Bloomington, Champaign, Chillicothe and Peoria.
In the past week, Disaster Action Team members provided assistance to 11 individuals including 10 adults and one child with health services, disaster mental health services, financial assistance and information about recovery planning.
A fire can take a home in as little as two minutes. Therefore, escaping in less than two minutes can be the difference between survival and tragedy. The American Red Cross encourages everyone to talk to their children about fire safety to help families stay safe and prepared.
If you need assistance after a home fire or disaster, please call our dispatch line: 1-844-319-6560.
Superhero Summer Blood Drive: Wednesday, June 16 in Bloomington & East Peoria
Join the American Red Cross for the Superhero Summer Blood Drive Wednesday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Eastland Mall (Old Navy Wing), 1615 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61701 & the Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria, IL 61611.
Right now, the Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets are urged to make an appointment to give as soon as possible to prevent further impact to patients.
Please make an appointment today to give by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App enter SUPERHERO, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-RED-CROSS.
All presenting blood donors will receive a free Red Cross t-shirt, while supplies last! Plus, come give blood for a $15 gift card by email. Use to enjoy a lunch, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Thank you to our sponsors & media partners: WEEK 25, HOI-ABC, B104,101.5 WBNQ, WJBC, 98.5 KISS FM, 99.9 WWCT, ESPN Peoria and Subway.
Become a Red Cross Volunteer - Join us to provide relief and care wherever it’s needed — today and for years to come by becoming a volunteer. To find out more about available positions, visit redcross.org/volunteer or attend our upcoming volunteer virtual open house recruitment session where we can answer any questions that you may have. The virtual open house session will be held June 17 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Please register here: tinyurl.com/RC-Illinois.
There are multiple positions available, including the ones listed below:
· Blood Donor Ambassadors and Blood Transportation Specialists
· Virtual Disaster Action Team members
· Duty Officers/Dispatchers
· Disaster Caseworkers
· Volunteer Recruitment Team Members
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.