Two Madison businesses donate to the Red Cross in wake of flooding

Two local businesses have teamed up to donate to the American Red Cross in the wake of the flooding that hit the Madison area.  

Heartland Consumers Power District and SBS CyberSecurity each donated $2,500 to the American Red Cross.  The two Madison businesses are challenging other local businesses to provide similar donations to the organization of their choice to assist with flood recovery. 

During the flooding, the Red Cross opened a shelter at the city armory and provided supplies to displaced families. They will now turn to helping people recover and addressing lingering community needs.  Red Cross officials will be located in the former Cars for Les building on South Highland Avenue today and tomorrow from 10:00 until 8:00. All residents of Lake County who were affected by the flood are encouraged to stop in and visit with caseworkers about recovery planning. The Red Cross uses disaster assessment information to determine what kind of assistance will be provided.  

Chad Knutson and Julia Miller of SBS CyberSecurity (far left) and Ann Hyland of Heartland Consumers Power District (far right) presented Abigail Peterson VanConant of the American Red Cross donations of $2,500 each to assist in flood recovery in Lake County.