MOLINE, IL – The American Red Cross Serving the Quad Cities and West Central Illinois in coordination with the Rock Island County Emergency Management is hosting a resource center for those impacted by flooding in a “One-Stop Shop” effort to offer relief and recovery resources.
Trained caseworkers will be available to help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and locate assistance for their specific disaster-caused needs, such as assistance for groceries, rent, medicine and other items or services.
Representatives from government, nonprofit, and faith-based disaster relief organizations will also be on hand to assist those directly impacted by flooding.
There will also be agencies that can help those who need long-term recovery assistance such as rebuilding and repairing homes or mold remediation. Individuals and families can meet with agencies for referrals if your family is not eligible for government assistance or if that assistance is inadequate to meet your needs.
There will be free childcare and lunch and dinner will be provided at the Illinois Flood Assistance Center in Carbon Cliff.
Individuals and families applying for assistance are required to bring identification showing address and proof of residence to be eligible for assistance from some agencies.
Flood Assistance Center Illinois Focused
Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22
Carbon Cliff Village Hall
1001 Mansur Avenue
Carbon Cliff, IL. 61239
Access to Red Cross Services Iowa Focus
The American Red Cross will be a participating agency at the Flood Assistance Center for Iowa residents hosted by the Scott County Emergency Management on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 from 10am to 7pm. The event will be held at the former Office Max store at 320 West Kimberly Road in Davenport, Iowa.
About the American Red Cross: 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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.