American Red Cross volunteers in the South Central Illinois chapter responded to five home fires in Breese, Centralia, Decatur, Shipman and Springfield in the past week and provided assistance to 11 individuals, through supplying them with items to meet immediate needs after a fire, and additional support in the form of health and mental health services and one-on-one support.
Visit redcross.org/fire for information on setting up your home fire escape drill and to learn more about home fire safety. Download our free Emergency app by searching for “American Red Cross” in app stores or visiting redcross.org/apps.
Please call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) if you or someone you know needs assistance after a home fire or local disaster.
Make a difference in your community by volunteering with the Red Cross! Roles are available on our disaster team, where you have the opportunity to help people with their immediate needs following home fires and other local disasters. As a Red Cross disaster volunteer, you also have the option to deploy to national disasters including hurricanes, wildfires, floods and more.
Visit redcross.org/volunteer to sign up as a volunteer and join the team!
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. 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 Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RedCrossIL.