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Recognition of cooperation in time of need

Published: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

Our local American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers and staff, as well as dozens of fire departments, community organizations, businesses, and volunteers responded on, and behind, the scenes to the recent fire in downtown Prophetstown. The fire impacted several area businesses, and displaced families from their apartments. 

The Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle was on scene to deliver supplies.

The remainder of the day, volunteers distributed supplies at the fire department, including water, coffee, snacks, breakfast, and lunch.

The Red Cross volunteers also met with each of the families impacted to help coordinate assistance in the form of food, shelter, and emotional support due to fire damage in their apartments. 

Your Red Cross relies on the generosity of others to do the work we do in the community, including being ever-ready and able to respond to fires and disasters like this.

We would like to acknowledge and give special thanks to the following businesses who generously supplied all the food and drinks: 

Rock Falls/Sterling/Morrison McDonald’s; Family Chef Restaurant, Morrison; Walmart; Subway, Prophetstown; Kroger; and CVS Pharmacy.

Your Lincoln Land Branch Disaster Action Team members responding on scene included: Karen Nelson, Cindie Waters, Sam Brune, Dave Boyles, Dick Cox, Jim Nelson, Lucy Ettinger, Bambi Carlson, Michelle Craft, Michelle Redick, Scott Allshouse, Sarah Walls, Brooke Cochran, Kathy Spotts, Mary Kay Frey, and Bob Marruffo.

Thank you again for the generosity from Prophetstown and surrounding communities for all the collaboration of efforts as we came together to help in a time of need.

Note to readers: Karen Nelson is the Lincoln Land Branch Disaster Action Team lead of the American Red Cross.

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