Freeport Residents Get One Stop Help


Some residents are still dealing with the aftermath of the flooding.  Highland Community College hosted a resource center to provide support to those in need.

The Red Cross, along with more than a dozen government agencies and faith-based organizations, are assisting flood victims with a one-stop recovery center.

“We have hundreds of families that have been affected by the floods here,” said Lisa La Sala, Executive Director for the Red Cross NW Illinois.  “We are standing by our neighbors to assist in their needs.

The Red Cross is partnering with 15 other groups to provide flood victims with whatever resources they may need.

“We have cleaning supplies,” said Salvation Army Incident Commander Steve Garrington.  “We have things that dry out the basement.  We have candy for the kids.  We have drinking water [and] tools. Almost anything they could possibly use to clean up after the flooding.

With the help of dozens of volunteers, residents get the support they need to recover from the devastating flooding.  Organizers realize some may be reluctant to seek help, but encourage them to do so.

“We’re able to now be to help rebuild your community your lives, your family’s lives,” said Debra Davis-Moody, Regional Director Adventist Comm. Services.

“A lot of people who are here to help out and to just show the love that we have for these folks,” said Garrington.

Residents who still need assistance can call the Red Cross Flood Hotline at 847-220-7495.

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