Red Cross Opens North Chicago Shelter For Flood Victims

Red Cross shelter, aid flood victims
A Red Cross shelter. (SUPPLIED)

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The American Red Cross opened a new shelter in North Chicago to aid flood victims in northern Illinois. This shelter replaces the Foss Park Golf Course shelter which closed Friday, July 14.

The new shelter opened on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Jefferson Middle School, 600 S Lewis Avenue, Waukegan.

Additional Red Cross shelters at the following locations are still in operation to provide resources to people affected by flooding:

Red Cross responders are currently in the affected communities working with residents to assess needs including lodging, food and mental health support. The Red Cross invites all residents who have been displaced to come to any of the shelters and meet with a caseworker and get a hot meal.

For Spanish-speaking residents impacted by flooding, the Red Cross has Spanish language resources available including caseworkers and translators who can help with recovery services.

The Red Cross urges all those impacted people to stay safe as the flooding may escalate over the next few days. All residents needing assistance from the Red Cross can call our flood hotline at 847-220-7495.

About the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois:

The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois serves 9.5 million people in 21 counties including Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at redcross.org/il/chicago or visit us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross.