ALTON — American Red Cross disaster volunteers provided emergency food and shelter Thursday to an Alton family of four — one adult and three children — after high winds caused a tree to fall on a home in the 1000 block of Milnor Street.
Donors and volunteers help the Red Cross respond quickly to emergencies. 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 that focuses on the importance of individual preparedness. The campaign encourages three steps of preparedness: make a plan, get a kit, be informed.