As you may know, the city of Washington, IL (just outside of Peoria) was hit by a devastating tornado this past Sunday morning. Thousands of people lost everything they own in a matter of minutes.
In my role as Retail Account Representative for Cargill Inc, I work with several large Ag Retailers across Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. One of the stores that I work with is located in Washington, IL. Although we have not yet received word on any damage to the store itself, we do know that several of the store’s employees and families have been affected.
On Friday, November 22nd, my co-worker & I will be heading to Washington, IL to deliver donation items to those families in need. I humbly and prayerfully ask you to support me in this effort. If you have ANY items that can be donated, please consider doing so. A list of suggested items is below. All donations can be dropped off at St. Andrew’s School (during normal school hours) and put on the stage in the gym. Please mark your donation “Tornado Relief”. I will be collecting all the donated items on Thursday evening (November 21st) so they can be delivered to those in need on Friday.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Suggested Items to Donate:
Clothing / Jackets / Shoes
Non-perishable food items
Diapers / Wipes / Baby Formula
General Household Items (toilet paper, paper towel, garbage bags, soap)
Toys or Stuffed Animals – something to put a smile on a child’s face
Pet Food / Supplies
Anything that someone with nothing could use
If you would drop it off at Goodwill, consider dropping it off at St. Andrew School instead.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25: 35-36
Blog Author’s Note:
Other items needed (will update as needed):
Feminine Hygiene Products