Currently Collecting Supplies For Illinois Tornado Relief


As everybody knows, at least 14 tornadoes tore through Illinois on Sunday, including an EF4 in Washington; EF3s in Gifford and Brookport; and EF2s in Pekin, Coal City, Dana, Manhattan/Frankfort, St. Elmo and Altamont. There were millions of┬ápeople in the path of this system, most were spared. For those of us who were fortunate enough to avoid damage, it’s time to help out our neighbors who were not. We’re putting together a supply drive and will be delivering items this weekend.

We’re being told that the main things needed at this time are plastic bins, household cleaning supplies and personal toiletries. We’ve set up a couple of collection points in North Aurora. Items can be dropped off at the North Aurora Police Department, 200 S. Lincolnway (Rt. 31), between 7am and 10pm or at Fox Valley Physician Services, 23 N. Lincolnway, between 8am and 5:30pm. We’ll be collecting items until 5:00 on Friday afternoon and then preparing them for delivery over the weekend.

Please help us pass the word around and help out some neighbors in need. For questions or information, please contact Chris Faber at 630-551-8683 or

Online Resources for information:

Washington, IL Tornado Recovery Facebook Page

Heroes Memorial Foundation Information Guide

Central Illinois Red Cross

Lost Animal Facebook Group

Tazewell County Animal Control

Document and Photograph Recovery Facebook Group