The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is pleased to accept a donation of more than 4,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies that will be distributed to Red Cross clients affected by disasters in Southern Illinois.
The Gift of Caring program allows Girl Scout customers who do not want cookies for themselves or have a limited need to give to others while supporting Girl Scouting.
Throughout the Greater St. Louis Region, Red Cross volunteers respond to small and large disasters, including an average of three house fires per day. They provide displaced residents with basic emergency needs such as a safe and warm place to stay, provisions for food and clothing, and emotional support. Volunteers will distribute the cookies to Red Cross clients in Southern Illinois in the coming months.
Last year, the Red Cross helped about 1,400 families in the region after a small-scale disaster.
The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is a member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.
For information about the Red Cross, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit http://www.redcross.org. For information about Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, call 800-345-6858 or visit http://www.gsofsi.org.