ALTON — The American Red Cross Southwestern Illinois Chapter is assisting nearly a dozen people with emergency needs for food and shelter following a multi-unit apartment fire Wednesday night in the 300 block of South Second Street in Livingston.
The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to donors. The American Red Cross Southwestern Illinois Chapter is a member agency of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.
The Red Cross is part of the “All Ready” campaign, a unified effort among emergency preparedness experts in the bi-state region that focuses on the importance of individual preparedness. The campaign encourages the three critical steps of preparedness: Make a plan, Get a kit, Be informed.
To learn more about Red Cross services, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit www.redcross.org.