The recent flash flooding in Cherokee County created havoc, leaving families with water/sewage in their basements and even displacing some people in the middle of the night.
The American Red Cross was among the first on the scene to help with clean-up supplies.
"I know everyone understands the importance of the services the Red Cross provides, and how vital it is for us to be there for the people who are facing these terrible circumstances. That is why I am providing the public with this update on our current disaster response efforts and urging everyone to make a donation to the American Red Cross," said Bob Kirschbaum of the American Red Cross.
Emergency response vehicles are distributing water and supplies as people clean up the devastation left by the storm. All Red Cross disaster relief is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money.
"For the Red Cross to continue providing assistance, they need everyone's help. Your gift will enable the Red Cross to continue providing the critical and unparalleled Red Cross services on which Americans depend in times of crisis.
"As the Red Cross offers comfort and relief to residents, we are grateful to individuals like you who guarantee that we will be there every step of the way. Together, we can face the challenges today and those that lie ahead.
The Red Cross is able to be a comfort in times of need for thousands of people every year. But we need your help to ensure that we will continue to be there for our neighbors in the future. Please consider a donation today."
Kirschbaum said contributions may be left at First Trust and Savings Bank or Heritage Bank in Aurelia, Farmers State Bank in Marcus, or Cherokee State Bank, Hy-Vee Food Store or the Fareway Store in Cherokee.
Kirschbaum can be reached at (712) 253-1578 in Sheldon.