On Saturday, two tornadoes hit my hometown of Dwight, Ill. Livingston and LaSalle Counties were hardest hit by a storm system that originated in Iowa and left a path of destruction all the way through to Ohio, where five deaths were reported. This is the county that I grew up in and I still have family and friends who live in Dwight. If you can help out with relief efforts please do so at the following links.
American Red Cross of the Heartland.
American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive at St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, Il today.
Check with the Streator Chapter of the Salvation Army for much needed items:
Streator, IL Service Center
126 S Bloomington Street
For updated information for items needed, in Dwight, click here.
Also, a Facebook prayer page has been set up for well wishes to all of the victims of Saturday's storms here. This page is being updated around the clock.
For a video of the damage in Dwight, please watch this. It was recorded Sunday afternoon.