Red Cross continues disaster relief

By WEEK Producer

December 3, 2013 Updated Dec 3, 2013 at 10:13 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The American Red Cross is continuing its disaster relief effort in Illinois. Volunteers continue to distribute snacks, drinks and relief supplies in the hardest hit areas.

The Red Cross has two outreach sites open in the area: 154 East Washington Street in East Peoria and 1701 Court Street in Pekin.

Families are able to meet one on one with the Red Cross at these locations.

It is also reaching out to families who cannot make it to the outreach centers.

Monday, caseworkers went door to door on Shady Lane in East Peoria, making sure residents knew they could register with the Red Cross and FEMA for assistance.

Most importantly, the Red Cross volunteers said they want to check on people's well-being.

"We've gone to 21 houses yesterday, and they just said my house isn't that bad," Red Cross volunteer Lora Gilbert said. "Help someone else and, we hear that a lot, but we want to make sure they're okay."

Residents who are looking for help and are unable to make it to an outreach center can call (309) 677-7272 to schedule an appointment.