American Red Cross teams out again today to help residents with storm recovery
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (Oct. 26, 2021) The American Red Cross disaster response teams are back out today in communities affected by Sunday night’s tornado and storm damage. Volunteers and staff are coordinating with local emergency management to determine the community needs from the tornadoes that hit around Greater St. Louis and portions of Southeast Missouri including bordering Illinois communities.
Disaster Assessment Teams are assessing damage to homes while other teams will be in distributing emergency supplies to St. Mary and Fredericktown, Missouri and then on to Chester, Illinois. Emergency supplies consist of items such as rakes, gloves, trash bags and other items to help with clean up.
Red Cross teams are focused on the following areas: Fredericktown, St. Mary, and Farmington in Missouri, and throughout the following Missouri counties: Caldwell, Daviess, Dent, Iron, Linn, Livingston, and Madison counties plus Randolph County in Illinois and other areas as reports of damage come in.
At this time, no shelters have been requested by county emergency management.
Individuals needing assistance following the Sunday night tornadoes may call 1-800-Red-Cross or go to redcross.org for more information.
How to help those affected by disasters
During and after disasters, financial donations enable the Red Cross to help people recover from disasters big and small. To give visit redcross.org, call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or donate online at www.redcross.org.
To volunteer, visit redcross.org/volunteer.
Red Cross Supporters
Red Cross provides help to individuals following disasters which is made possible through the support of generous volunteers and financial donors. The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to our generous Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) donors: Anheuser Busch, Enterprise and Walmart. And our Ready 365 donors pre-invest in Red Cross services to ensure that when emergencies happen, the Red Cross is ready to respond: Build-A-Bear, Boeing, Edward Jones, Emerson Charitable Trust, H&R Block, Hostess, Renaissance Financial, and Veterans United Foundation. The Red Cross is also proud United Way community partner agency.
About Red Cross:
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. All disaster relief services are free. To learn more about the Red Cross and how you can help, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcross.org.