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.
County) Illinois Valley College 815 N.
Orlando Smith Ave.
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.
MOVED TO STANDBY - Hanna City
Church on Route 116
MOVED TO STANDBY - Kickapoo (Peoria County) Kickapoo Township Hall
on Route 150
CLOSED – Georgetown
First Church of Christ
CLOSED – Homer (Champaign County) Homer Village Hall
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 www.redcross.org/donate 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.
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