On Friday, September 24, a family of ten was displaced from their home on South Washington Street. With six sad faces shivering in the cold Chicago air, the Red Cross surprised the children with cuddly teddy bears. Tiffany, the mother of the family, said that holding onto the stuffed animals made her children feel less afraid of the situation and she was grateful for the quick response from the Red Cross.
Our Red Cross volunteers provided shelter, clothing, comfort kits and food for the large family and were able to help Tiffany with referrals for long term assistance with housing options. To find out how you can help and how your donations will be spent, check out Chicagoredcross.org/donate.