Due to continued flooding of the Rock River, and at the request of Winnebago County Emergency officials, the Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross has transitioned their emergency shelter to the Harlem Community Center at 900 Roosevelt Road in Machesney Park, Illinois. This facility is centrally located and is better equipped for longer term use. Should you need immediate assistance – food, shelter and clothing – please go to the Harlem Community Center or call the Rock River Chapter at: (815) 963-8471.
Area flooding has prompted emergency response volunteers to relocate operations to the newly affected area in order to provide support and services to local residents. The Red Cross will provide immediate needs such as shelter, food and clothing. As of last night over 400 meals were provided to emergency responders and volunteers.