Red Cross Responds to Flooding in the Rock River Valley

The Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross’ shelter at Harlem High School currently houses 23 individuals affected by flooding with their emergency needs of shelter, food, and clothing. The Emergency Response Vehicle has distributed over 100 meals and snacks to those affected in response to the flooding.  Five families have been housed in a local hotel as health issues prevent them from staying in the Red Cross shelter at Harlem High School.

If you are interested in doing your part to help the residents displaced by the recent flooding of the Rock River you can:

  • Donate to the Disaster Relief Fund
  • Come to Rock’n for the Red, Saturday, June 21 from noon-11 p.m. Proceeds from this event go towards the support the Red Cross provides during disasters such as the recent floods.
  • Become a Red Cross trained volunteer. Volunteers currently make up 96 percent of our organization.
  • Have breakfast at Cliffbreaker’s on Wednesday, June 18 from 6-9 a.m. where all proceeds benefit the Rock River Chapter’s Disaster Relief Fund.

Any families with emergency needs caused by the recent flooding can contact the Rock River Chapter at 815-963-8471.


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