Hurricane relief efforts
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Red Cross and Union Planters Bank
partner in raising funds
[SEPT. 10, 2004]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois
Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross and Union Planters
Bank in Lincoln have partnered to provide a network of donation
locations for people interested in contributing to the relief
efforts under way for those affected by hurricanes Charley and
Frances. Donations are currently being accepted at all Union
Planters Bank facilities in central and north central Illinois.
Donations can be made Monday-Friday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Union
Planters Bank, 303 S. Kickapoo St. in Lincoln.
"We feel good knowing that we will make
a difference in the lives of those affected by the hurricanes;
however, it is the community members and partners like Union
Planters Bank who make what the Red Cross does possible," said Val
Friedrich, director of community relations for the Illinois Capital
Area Chapter. "By supporting the American Red Cross National
Disaster Relief Fund, people can give these victims the greatest
gift of all... hope."
The Red Cross continues to operate more
than 250 shelters and serves more than 250,000 meals each day to
victims displaced by the disaster. Red Cross volunteers are also
providing first aid and mental health counseling to those in need
and will remain in Florida until services are no longer needed.
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The Illinois Capital Area Chapter has
already sent 11 local volunteers to the disaster scene and
anticipates sending more in the coming weeks.
Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary
donations of time and money from the American people. To help the
Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions can also be sent to
the Illinois Capital Area Chapter, P.O. Box 1058, 1025 S. Sixth St.,
Springfield, IL 62705-1058; or by calling (217) 522-3357.
[News release from the
Illinois Capital Area Chapter
of the American Red Cross]