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The American Red Cross is providing comfort and care to residents affected by the storms and tornadoes that hit parts of Illinois on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Volunteers from the Central and Southern Illinois Region are on the ground in Brown, Franklin, Marshall, Massac, White and Woodford Counties working with emergency personnel and community partners to identify residents affected and provide services.

Residents in need of assistance due to storm damage should contact the Red Cross at844-319-6560.


“The damage in our region was scattered and we are reaching out to individual families affected to offer services and comfort,” said Alyssa Pollock, American Red Cross Regional Disaster Officer. “Volunteers worked late into the night last night and were back out in the communities early this morning to identify needs and helping those we serve.”

Red Cross volunteers on the scene are members of the 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.