Bill Bell: Disaster Action Team Update from the Field

January 7, 2009

Report from Bill Bell American Red Cross – Rock River Chapter Disaster Services:

The American Red Cross – Rock River Chapter Disaster Action Team responded early Tuesday Morning to a fire on Kenmore in Rockford. Red Cross provided assistance to a family of four for food, clothing, and temporary shelter.

Click here to see a story about it on WREX


Dracula Visits Red Cross

January 5, 2009

Something funny for you to watch in the New Year!

Tomorrow! Record a Video Message to the Troops at Culver’s in Dixon, Illinois

January 5, 2009

If you’re in the Dixon, IL area and want to record a message to send to a loved one who’s serving out country at home or abroad you can at Culver’s tomorrow from 11am-6pm. You can record up to a 2 minute message and all you need is the person’s email address to send them this message.

You can even re-record your message if you don’t like the message you recorded the first time! See below a video sent at our last Viditalk event.

Homeless Shelters in Rockford Illinois During the Winter Season – WTVO

December 23, 2008


The recent bitter cold weather is causing many homeless shelters to be filled to capacity. The poor economy was already giving local shelters too much business. But now with this arctic cold weather the last few days, many are scrambling to find enough room for the homeless.

Click here to watch the story.

If you’d like to find out how you can help local homeless shelters by making a donation you can call the American Red Cross at 815-963-8471 or

Thanks to Everyone Involved at Yesterday’s American Red Cross Viditalk Event for the Troops!

December 17, 2008

Yesterday was a wonderful success! We were at the Chicago Rockford International Airport letting friends and families record video messages to send to the loved ones serving our country overseas and abroad.

You can see one of the videos that was recorded below!

Why Donate? Don’t Donate.

November 21, 2008

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News about the California Wildfires and Red Cross – Link/Video

November 17, 2008

A newsroom has been opened for information on the Red Cross and response to the current wildfires in California at

Click the link below to see a video on the wildfires.

Click here to view a story on the Wildfires and Red Cross

To volunteer at the Rock River Chapter go to or to find your local chapter click here.