Thankful + Photos.

It’s Thanksgiving Eve. As we all make our last-minute grocery runs and spend time with our families — it’s good to remember those who have experienced hard times during this season — like those in the Philippines and in the state of Illinois.

When a disaster strikes in your community — the things in life that were important, suddenly aren’t anymore.  What is most important is making sure your family, friends, and neighbors have food to eat, a warm place to sleep and clothes to wear.  This has been displayed specifically in the community of Brookport, IL — where an entire community has risen up to help one another.  Their courage, fortitude, resourcefulness and unity greatly inspires us at the Red Cross, and we are thankful that we have been able to offer our hand of assistance to such a strong city.

As we continue to help families in southern Illinois, we’d like to share with you photos from this past week in Brookport. From mobile meals, to casework, to meeting with government officials — we have been honored to serve this community:

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Help those who have been impacted by disasters big and small by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters like the tornadoes in Southern Illinois. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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