American Red Cross volunteers responded to a home fire on the 400 block of Winkler Street in Crossville, Illinois. The fire occurred on Monday, April 24, 2017. After a home fire, Red Cross volunteers ensure that everyone affected has a safe place to stay, food, clothing and emotional support. We are currently assisting three adults.
In the American Red Cross Serving South Central Illinois area annually on average, more than 400 families receive assistance after a disaster threatens to destroy their lives. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, the American Red Cross serving South Central Illinois assisted 502 families after a disaster.
Red Cross volunteers on the scene were members of your local Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night.
The Red Cross recommends two easy steps to help protect your home and loved ones from a fire: get a smoke alarm and create a fire escape plan. For more Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information visit redcross.org/prepare.
To make a financial donation to the Red Cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters here in the United States and around the world, people can visit redcross.org/csil, call 844-319-6560 or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About the American Red Cross Serving South Central Illinois:
The American Red Cross Serving South Central Illinois provides vital services including disaster relief, health and safety classes, blood collection and services to the Armed Forces to more than 1.2 million people in a 43 county area. For more information, please visit redcross.org/csil or visit us on Twitter at@RedCrossCSIL and Facebook @redcrossscil.