GRANITE CITY — American Red Cross disaster volunteers provided emergency assistance for food, clothing and shelter Friday to a Granite City adult after an afternoon home fire in the 1400 block of Rhoads Street.
The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to donors and dedicated volunteers. The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri is a member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments in Red Cross services.
The Red Cross is part of the “All Ready” campaign, an effort among emergency preparedness experts in the bi-state region that focuses on the importance of individual preparedness. The campaign encourages three steps of preparedness: make a plan, get a kit, be informed.