Press Release: Iowa

Red Cross Services in Winneshiek and Clayton Counties


CONTACT: Emily Szeszycki Office: (563) 583-6451; Cell: (563) 599-5656

Dubuque, IA, June 13, 2008 – The American Red Cross is responding to the ongoing needs of those impacted by severe flooding in Winneshiek and Clayton counties. The following services will be offered today:


  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served by Red Cross volunteers and community members at Elkader Central Community School, 400 1st St NW. Food has been donated by Johnson’s Restaurant & Reception Hall.
  • Clean-up kits will be available at the Elkader Fire Department, 209 S Main Street this afternoon.


  • Client casework will begin this morning. Red Cross volunteers will be conducting outreach street-by-street in Decorah, Freeport, Fort Atkinson and surrounding areas beginning this morning. An exact time has yet to be determined as to when client casework will begin due to extensive road closures in the region.
  • Clean-up kits are available at the Decorah Fire Department, 400 W Clairborne Drive.

For more information on how the Red Cross is responding to the Central United States floods and tornadoes, visit our blog at

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 thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like floods and tornadoes 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 victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-REDCROSS 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


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