|Lt. Governor Simon to survey storm damage in Gifford, Brookport and call for donations|
|News Releases - Environment & Weather|
|Written by Annie Thompson|
|Friday, 22 November 2013 11:47|
GIFFORD – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon on Friday will survey tornado damage in the towns of Gifford and Brookport and call for donations to assist recovery going into the holiday season. Simon participated this week in the Help on the Homefront telethon that raised more than $786,000 for the American Red Cross, and more support is needed. As of Thursday, Governor Pat Quinn had declared 15 counties disaster areas, and teams are conducting assessments to seek federal assistance.
“The cleanup and rebuilding in these rural communities will not happen overnight, and we need to all lend a hand," said Simon. "I encourage everyone to dig into their pockets and help support the tremendous task ahead."
FRIDAY, NOV. 22
EVENT: Survey of Gifford storm recovery
TIME: 10:15 a.m.
LOCATION: Gifford Fire Station, 404 N. Main St., Gifford
EVENT: Survey of Brookport storm recovery
TIME: 3:45 p.m.
LOCATION: First Baptist Church, 700 Pell St., Brookport
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