American Red Cross

American Red Cross

Red Cross volunteers from northern Illinois have been working all week in South Carolina as much of that state continues to battle disastrous floods.

Patricia Kemp, communications manager for the American Red Cross northern Illinois region, has been there since last Saturday. She says a number of volunteers from Illinois are there to manage shelters and meals for the flood victims, as well as another important aspect of recovery:

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Local Red Cross chapters are finding ways to survive lean times. The branch that serves several northern Illinois counties is no exception. The agency is now asking volunteers to do more to make sure it’s ready in the event of a crisis.