Press Release: Wisconsin 6.16.08

Red Cross Opens Shelter in East Moline

CONTACT: Leslie Anthony at (309) 781-5568

In response to flooding on Campbell’s Island, the American Red Cross is opening a shelter in East Moline today:

  • Glenview Middle School, 3100 7th Street, East Moline, IL

In addition, Red Cross clean-up kits are available at the Red Cross office, 1100 River Drive, Moline between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Those requesting kits should bring a photo ID with them and must be the homeowner of the affected home.

American Red Cross shelters are also 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 Muscatine and Louisa counties conducting damage assessment to homes affected by 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 www.redcross.org.

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