Multi-Agency Resource Center for People Impacted by Tornado This Weekend

An image from a past MARC with the Red Cross showing people interacting with Red Cross volunteers. *Masks will be required at the Woodridge MARC.

Contact:    

Joy Squier | Chief Communications Officer | Joy.Squier@redcross.org        

630.220.9468 (c) 312.907.0520 (24/7 Media Line)      

Multi-Agency Resource Center Opening for People Affected by Tornado

Multiple organizations will be on site to provide assistance

CHICAGO, IL (June 25, 2021) – The Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) of northeast Illinois (which includes the American Red Cross), along with the State of Illinois are hosting a multi-agency resource center (MARC) for residents impacted by Sunday’s tornado in Naperville, Woodridge and surrounding areas.

More than 20 public and private disaster relief agencies at the local, regional and national level will be providing resources and assistance to those affected as they plan next steps in their recovery. Those seeking assistance are asked to please bring proof of address and photo I.D.  Also, masks will be required.

WHEN: Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 27, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, 7200 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, Illinois.

Some of the agencies that may be represented include:

City of Naperville

Village of Woodridge

American Red Cross

Catholic Charities

DuPage Family Community Resource Center

DuPage Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

DuPage Senior Citizens Council

DuPage Disaster Services

Hope Therapy Dogs

Illinois Department of Human Services

Islamic Center for North America

Lutheran Disaster Services

Muslims for Humanity

Purple Manatee

Rainbow Therapy Dogs
Rotary Club of Woodridge

St. Vincent De Paul

Tears in Heaven

Tzu Chi Foundation

About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Twitter @RedCrossIL.

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