Press Release: Illinois 6.15.08

Red Cross Shelter Update – June 15, 2008

Contact: Leslie Anthony at (309) 781-5568

American Red Cross shelters are open at the following locations. Families seeking shelter are urged to bring bedding and necessary medications with them to the shelter:

West Central High School
RR 1, Biggsville, IL

Solid Rock Baptist Church
14041 Locust Street, Wapello, Iowa

Louisa and Muscatine School
14354 170th Street, Letts, Iowa

Keithsburg Christian Church
2005 Main Street, Keithsburg, IL

New Boston Fire Station
602 Broadway Street, New Boston, IL

West Burlington High School
408 W. Van Weiss Blvd, Burlington, IA

Red Cross workers are on the ground today in Davenport and Bettendorf conducting damage assessment to homes affected by flash flooding. If anyone is in need of Red Cross assistance, they are urged to call (309) 743-2166.

For Media: 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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