November 18, 2013
Education Partners, good morning…
The Plainfield–area “Helping Hugs” organization is doing a quick, two-day drive for relief supplies for the victims of yesterday’s tornadoes in Washington, Illinois.
Donations will be accepted from 2-7 p.m. today and tomorrow, November 18 and 19, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 24022 W Lockport Street in downtown Plainfield. ***Please use the Illinois Street entrance.***
Donations will be delivered to Washington High School on Wednesday, November 20th.
SPECIFIC CLOTHING ITEMS:
(no other clothing items at this time)
- bottled water
- non-perishable food items
- non-electric can openers
- body soap (travel/hotel size and full size)
- small stuffed animals
- gift cards to Walmart or Target
- gift cards to fast food restaurants
Helping Hugs was created last spring during the severe flooding in our area. Since then the group has helped numerous families throughout the Plainfield area.
Please contact Tom or Elizabeth Hug for more information at HelpingHugs@ymail.com or (815) 405-6009(Tom) or (815) 405-9679 (Elizabeth).
Thanks for your generosity, as always.
District 202 Director of Community Relations
- Relief efforts started in Washington after tornado (wqad.com)
- Tornadoes Hit Midwest, Crush Illinois ‘Hood (640whlo.com)
- Washington Tornado Rated An EF-4 (chicago.cbslocal.com)
- Pekin, Illinois: ‘Utter Destruction’ After Tornado Touches Down (theepochtimes.com)
- HAIL TO THE CHIEF: Rare Tornado Outbreak Explained (wqad.com)
- 250 to 500 homes destroyed by Tornado in Washington, IL (fox2now.com)
- Man recites ‘Lord’s Prayer’ as tornado approaches home in Washington IL (wgntv.com)
- Viral Video: Yesterday’s Tornado Footage From Wasington, Illinois (y98.cbslocal.com)
- Washington, Illinois: Tornado Destroys Numerous Houses, Overturns Cars (theepochtimes.com)
- History Of Powerful Tornadoes In Illinois (chicago.cbslocal.com)