Peoria stepping up for tornado relief

Jenifer Langosch/

By now, you’ve likely seen the pictures coming out of central Illinois, where a tornado tore through several towns on Sunday. Some of the worst damage is in the communities of Pekin and Washington, two towns that neighbor the larger city of Peoria. The Cardinals’ High-A affiliate in Peoria is stepping up to raise money for the Central Illinois Tornado Relief fund and is seeking donation for their online auction. According to information posted on their website, several of the organization’s employees, player host families and, of course, fans, have been affected by these storms.

To get more information on how you can make a donation for the auction, click here. Once the auction gets underway, I’ll pass along those details, too.

Also, for those living near Peoria who want to assist in relief efforts, the Peoria Chiefs have set up collection bins at Dozer Park for donations. Among the needed items are bottled water, non-perishable food, clothes, blankets, baby formula, household items, toilet paper, soap and shampoo. Items can be dropped off between 9 am – 5:30 pm CT this week.

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