HARTFORD — The American Red Cross Southwestern Illinois Chapter assisted two adults and three children with emergency food, clothing and shelter Wednesday following an early-morning single-family home fire on East Maple Street.
The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen, thanks to generous donors. The American Red Cross Southwestern Illinois Chapter is a proud 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.
About Red Cross Emergency Services
The American Red Cross provides immediate assistance with food, shelter and other critical needs immediately following emergencies. The Red Cross is able to respond 24/7 throughout the region thanks to the dedication of thousands of volunteers and generous donors. All Red Cross disaster relief assistance is free. For other emergency and long-term needs, call the United Way’s 2-1-1 resource center, where a trained specialist is always available. Those with cell phones only should call (800) 427-4626.
To learn more about Red Cross services, call (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit www.redcross.org.