More Stateline Groups Organizing Tornado Relief Drives

More Stateline Groups Organizing Tornado Relief Drives

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ROCKFORD -- Rockford Christian Schools is joining with other relief efforts to help tornado victims hit by a EF-4 tornado in Washington.  Tuesday, the mayor of Washington said 1000 homes had been destroyed or damaged.

Rockford Christian's National Honor Society and Key Club are sponsoring a donation drive, and are setting up a semi-truck on Wednesday-Friday to accept donations from 7:15am-3:30pm.  They are looking for donations of cases of water, nonperishable food, personal care items, such as tooth brushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, diapers, toilet paper, and paper towels. Also new or gently used blankets, winter hats, gloves, scarves, and new/gently used winter coats, but they request people not bring other clothing.

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere will send it's comfort dogs down to Washington this week and next week. Church officials are seeking 25 gallon totes and cases of water. If you can help, drop them off under the canopy at the main entrance of the school at 1225 E. 2nd Street in Belvidere (door #14). They'll take the donations down with the dogs on Friday so please drop them off by Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday morning, Rockford bars The District, RBI's and Onyx drove down supplies they had collected in U-Haul trucks.  The Rockton Fire Department is collecting bottled water to send to Washington since their water main broke.  They're taking donations until Friday between 6am-8pm at 201 N. Blackhawk Blvd in Rockton.

The Rock River Red Cross has been receiving calls non stop from Stateliners asking how they can help out those affected by the tornado. You can learn more at

The Northern Illinois Food Bank is accepting donations. Their website:

Mobility Connection at 4100 E. State Street in Rockford is also collecting bottled water.

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