New hurricane relief drive coming soon

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – WAND-TV will accept more donations for hurricane relief later this month.

A second hurricane relief drive is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m at the station. It is a partnership with the American Red Cross and Cromwell Radio Group. 

Only monetary donations will be accepted. Do not bring food, water or other supplies. Money raised will go to people affected by both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

As of Wednesday morning, Hurricane Irma had left as many as 17 million people without power in the American southeast and the Caribbean. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the storm destroyed about a quarter of all houses in the Florida Keys. 

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