Red Cross still reaching out to flooded areas


Champaign - The Red Cross is continuing to respond to the rapidly rising waters in central Illinois. Currently, we have 5 shelters open and ready to receive evacuees.  We are assessing the needs with local officials in other communities with flood waters.  The Red Cross is preparing to respond should the need arise.  

  • Oglesby (LaSalle County) Illinois Valley College 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave.
  • Roanoke (Woodford County) Trinity Lutheran Church 202 W. Lincoln 
  • Peoria (Peoria County) Redeemer Lutheran Church 6801 N. Allen Road
  • Ottawa a city-run shelter (LaSalle County) Shepherd Middle School
  • Canton (Fulton County) St. Mary's Gym 357 N. 3rd Street
  • MOVED TO STANDBY - Hanna City (Peoria County) Hanna City United Methodist Church on Route 116
  • MOVED TO STANDBY - Kickapoo (Peoria County) Kickapoo Township Hall on Route 150
  • CLOSED – Georgetown (Vermilion County) First Church of Christ
  • CLOSED – Homer (Champaign County) Homer Village Hall

We have had numerous people stop by shelters for information and food, but only 10 people stayed in shelters last night.  Supplies (cots, blankets, food, water and hygiene items) were delivered last night to all shelter locations.  150 meals were served to evacuees and 100 meals were fed to sandbaggers.  


The response has now reached a level that we are requesting the assistance of our friends and neighbors.  Please donate to the Red Cross by visiting or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.  Any gift, large or small, can make all the difference to flood victims in central Illinois. 

Anyone who needs Red Cross shelter assistance and those interested in volunteering on this relief effort should call their local chapter office at the number below.

  • Bloomington - (309)662-0500
  • Canton - (309) 647-2040
  • Champaign/Danville - (217) 351-5861
  • Peru - (815)223-0922 
  • Peoria - (309)677-7272
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