GRANITE CITY | Disaster volunteers with the American Red Cross provided emergency food, clothing and shelter to two families in Granite City — four adults and six children — after a morning home fire July 28 in the 2300 block of State Street.
The Red Cross is able to respond quickly during emergencies thanks to donors and 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 the three critical steps of preparedness: make a plan, get a kit, be informed.
For information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit www.redcross.org.