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      Red Cross: Looking for help? Looking to help?

      The Red Cross is continuing to respond to the rapidly rising waters in Illinois.

      There are currently six shelters to receive evacuees.

      They are assessing the needs with local officials in other communities, and the Red Cross is prepared to respond should the need arise.

      Red Cross feeding teams continue to provide meals to those sandbagging and residents returning to their homes to start clean-up.

      Current shelters include:

      Spring Bay (Woodford County) Riversedge United Methodist Church 500 Chicago Street - will open at 3 p.m. SaturdayRushville (Schuyler County) Faith Christian Family Church RR#2 - will open at 3 p.m. SaturdayPeoria (Peoria County) Redeemer Lutheran Church 6801 N. Allen RoadCanton (Fulton County) St. Mary's Gym 357 N. 3rd StreetOglesby (LaSalle County) Illinois Valley College 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave.CITY RUN SHELTER - Ottawa (LaSalle County) Shepherd Middle School 701 E. McKinley RdON STANDBY - Hanna City (Peoria County) Hanna City United Methodist Church on Route 116ON STANDBY - Kickapoo (Peoria County) Kickapoo Township Hall on Route 150CLOSED â?? Roanoke (Woodford County) Trinity Lutheran ChurchCLOSED â?? Tilton (Vermilion County) South Side Church of the NazareneCLOSED â?? Villa Grove (Douglas County) Villa Grove United MethodistCLOSED â?? Villa Grove (Douglas County) Cornerstone Church

      The response has now reached a level that we are requesting the assistance of our friends and neighbors.

      Please donate to the Red Cross by visiting www.redcross.org/donate or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Any gift, large or small, can make all the difference to flood victims in central Illinois.

      Anyone who needs Red Cross shelter assistance and those interested in volunteering on this relief effort should call their local chapter office at the number below.

      Canton - (309) 647-2040Champaign/Danville - (217) 351-5861Peru - (815) 223-0922Peoria - (309) 677-7272Quincy - (217) 222-2477Macomb - (309) 837-1594

      If you are looking for assistance in Missouri, you can contact the Northeast Missouri Chapter of the Red Cross at (573) 221-0320.

      We will continue to update this story with more information soon, including more Missouri information. Check back for updates.