Press Release: Illinois


Red Cross Opens Shelter in Gladstone, Illinois

Contact: Leslie Anthony at (309) 781-5568

In response to flooding along local rivers, the American Red Cross has opened an additional shelter at:

West Central High School
RR 1, Biggsville, IL

Families seeking shelter are urged to bring bedding and necessary medications with them to the shelter.

For more information on Red Cross services in these areas, please contact Leslie Anthony at (309) 781-5568.

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

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