Chicago Red Cross CEO Going To Puerto Rico To Monitor Relief EffortsSelena Roldan, CEO of the Red Cross for Chicago and Northern Illinois, said the situation remains desperate in Puerto Rico, especially outside of San Juan.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Says Puerto Rico Relief His 'New Full-Time Gig'"This is family, this is our friends, this is who we are, this is where we’re from, so this is the gig for the foreseeable future," Miranda said of hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
West Suburban Volunteers Getting School Supplies To Harvey VictimsHowser, the city of Aurora and District 204 Schools collected 120,000 supplies which volunteers organized into kits. They'll go on city trucks and sent to Houston.
Relief Flight Loaded With Supplies Heading From Chicago To Puerto RicoAnother flight made the same trip on Monday, delivering 75,000 pounds of supplies, and bringing back more than 300 evacuees.
Chicago Activists Plan Relief Efforts For Mexico After Major EarthquakeRescuers continued their search for survivors in Mexico, in the aftermath of a major earthquake, as the death toll has risen to at least 217
Salvation Army Offers Disaster Relief Training Classes For Hurricane VolunteersThe Salvation Army announced Thursday its Chicagoland location is offering volunteer Emergency Disaster Training (EDS) for anyone interested in helping critical relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey in Texas and potentially Hurricane Irma in Florida.
Chicago Area Nepalis Set Up Fund To Help Quake Victims In HomelandLeaders of Chicago's Nepalese community are mobilizing to send help back to their homeland, after more than 3,500 people died in a magnitude 7.8 earthquake.
Recovery Moving Forward After Fairdale Tornado, But Much More Work AheadA week after a deadly tornado devastated the small town of Fairdale, there already have been signs of major progress, but lots more work is needed as survivors recover from the storm.
Demolition Crews Find Beauty (The Cat) Amid Devastation In FairdaleFor nearly a week now, WBBM Newsradio traffic reporter Kris Habermehl has been in the tornado zone near Rockford, serving as a volunteer firefighter.
Recovery Efforts Continue After Thursday's TornadoNeighbors in Fairdale and Rochelle have been rallying together to pick up the pieces, and get through this difficult time, after Thursday's devastating tornado. Survivors and volunteers spent the entire weekend cleaning, but there’s still a lot of work left to do.
Disaster Relief Groups Offer Helping Hand To Tornado VictimsThe Salvation Army and the American Red Cross have set up shelters for victims, served hot meals to first responders, and provided other relief supplies as residents dig out, and begin the slow recovery process.
Washington Residents Hit By Twister Step Up To Help Fairdale VictimsResidents of an Illinois community devastated by a tornado in November 2013 were coming together Friday to help the victims of Thursday’s deadly tornado in Fairdale, Illinois.