Dekalb, September 15, 2008 – Due to excessive rain and flooding in the area, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter for displaced residents at St. John’s Evangelical Church at 26555 Brickville Road just west of Sycamore. This shelter is being manned by 15-20 Red Cross volunteers.
Last night, the Red Cross provided shelter to 59 people. Food items were provided by Dekalb-area businesses such as Jimmy Johns, Mugsy’s Pizza, Pap Murphy’s, Wal-Mart and the V.A.C. (Voluntary Action Center).
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by donations of time and money from American people. To help the victims of this (and other) disaster, contributions can be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund by calling: (815) 963-8471 or contributions to may also be sent to Rock River Chapter, American Red Cross, 727 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61103 or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online credit card contribution by visiting http://rockriver.redcross.org.