State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), who has been collecting supplies to aid in the recovery efforts for those affected by tornado damage in Tazewell County, said the donation truck will move to a new location in Bloomington on Monday, December 2, to allow more people to bring their donations.
“As you are out and about doing your post-Thanksgiving shopping I hope you will take a moment to pick up items for those affected by the tornadoes that hit Tazewell County on November 17,” said Brady. “With winter coming we need to do all we can to help these people get back on their feet as quickly as possible. My office will continue to collect items needed to aid in the recovery effort.”
The Senator noted that disaster response agencies were asking for very specific donations including bottled water, non-perishable food, toiletries, laundry detergent, baby items, blankets, and pillows. Also needed are coats, hats, gloves, and scarves as well as gift cards from local places like Walmart, Kroger, and gas stations to allow those affected to purchase other needed items.
The semi-truck will move on Monday to Catholic Central High School at 1201 Airport Road in Bloomington. Donations will be accepted from 8 AM to 3 PM.
Brady also encouraged area residents to make donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Fund and Salvation Army. Both groups are on the ground helping to provide shelter, food, and clothing to those displaced by tornado damage.
Please call the Bloomington office at 309-664-4440 with any questions.