Simon granting holiday wishes for Gifford residents Print
News Releases - General Info
Written by Ted Nelson   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 16:05

CHICAGO – Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon on Friday will revisit Gifford to deliver gifts collected at her offices in Carbondale, Springfield and Chicago for survivors of last month’s tornadoes.

Simon’s donation in Gifford is part of Granting Wishes for Gifford, a project started by Gifford native Brooke Billings. Using social media, Billings sought donated toys, gift cards, games, and more to help Gifford families cross items off their holiday shopping lists.

Last month Lt. Governor Simon visited Gifford, Brookport and New Minden to survey damage resulting from tornadoes that hit Illinois Nov. 17. Simon also participated in the Help on the Homefront Telethon to raise money for the American Red Cross.

DATE: Friday, Dec. 20

TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

PLACE: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 E. Church Street, Gifford

###