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posted: 11/21/2013 9:42 AM

Help out tornado victims by donating much-needed supplies

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Submitted by Chris Faber

Many tornadoes tore through Illinois on Nov. 17, including an EF-4 in Washington; EF-3s in Gifford and Brookport; and EF-2s in Pekin, Coal City, Dana, Manhattan/Frankfort, St. Elmo and Altamont.

There were millions of people in the path of this system, most were spared. For those of who were fortunate enough to avoid damage, it's time to help out the fellow Illinoisans who were not.

A supply drive is being organized and will deliver items this weekend.

Items needed at this time are plastic bins, household cleaning supplies and personal toiletries. Collection points have been set up in North Aurora. Items can be dropped off at the North Aurora Police Department, 200 S. Lincolnway, Route 31, between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. or at Fox Valley Physician Services, 23 N. Lincolnway, between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. They will be collecting items until 5 p.m. Friday and then preparing them for delivery over the weekend.

Help pass the word around and help out some neighbors in need. For information, contact Chris Faber at (630) 551-8683 or