Press Release: Illinois

Red Cross Opens Additional Shelter for Flood Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Leslie Anthony at Office: (309) 743-2166; Cell: (309) 781-5568

In response to last night’s severe thunderstorms, the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area is opening a shelter at Glenview Middle School, 3100 7th Street, East Moline, IL. Families seeking shelter are urged to bring bedding and necessary medications with them to the shelter. The shelter will open at 11:30 a.m. today.

The Red Cross and Solid Rock Baptist Church have an additional shelter open in Wapello for residents in need. The shelter opened on Wednesday and will continue to remain open until further notice. The shelter is located at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 14041 Locust Street, Wapello, Iowa.

The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Bettendorf Community Center at 3:00 a.m. this morning. That shelter is now closed.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of flooding and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting http://www.redcross.org.

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