No doubt by now you have heard of the tragedy that struck the community of Washington, IL on 11/17/2013. A tornado ripped through the community damaging or destroying many structures in its path. Now, the effort to recover and rebuild begins. The Macomb Police has begun to collect food donations for the Washington community. If you have any food pantry donations you may drop them off at the Macomb Police Department until Thursday of this week. Everything collected will be delivered to a food pantry in Washington on Friday the 22nd.
We have been informed that donations of clothing, especially baby clothing is needed for the residents or Washington, IL. If you have any donations please drop them off at the Police Department and we will do our best to have them delivered Friday. Thank you.
We would like to thank everyone who donated items for the Washington tornado victims. We hope to have a photo of everything posted soon. If you haven’t heard no more donations of food or clothing are wanted. Cash donations are appreciated and can be made at any Morton Community Bank branch. The account name is Washington Tornado Relief Fund. Again thanks to everyone for all of the donations. The response was overwhelming. Thank you.
UPDATE 12/3/13 Here is a photo of most of the items donated for the Washington tornado relief effort. A big thanks goes out to Scott Collins for providing a trailer to haul it all. The citizens of Macomb should be proud of the amount of donated items taken to Washington. Thank you.