Springfield - Governor Pat Quinn
declared more Illinois
counties as disaster areas. There are now 13 counties considered disaster
List of counties
"Yesterday I saw
firsthand the devastation caused by these deadly storms," Governor Quinn
said. "While the recovery will be long and hard, we will work in the
coming days, weeks and months to assist these communities and help the people
who live there rebuild their lives."
Those who wish to
volunteer in person should not go to the disaster scene, since there are far
more volunteer offers than there are volunteer needs, and the arrival of
unexpected volunteers will interfere with recovery efforts.
These Red Cross
Locations will help utilize volunteers and donations:
Gifford (Champaign County). American Red
Cross-Central Illinois chapter, (217) 351-5861.
(Grundy County). Coal City High School, Mr. Rich Kapinus, (815)
Washington County. No need for volunteers
or donations at this time.
City of Washington
(Tazewell County). Call (309) 573-4035.
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