Trigg residents volunteer to help Illinois communities hit by Nov. 17 tornadoes
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Pictured above is tornado damage near Brookport, Ill., which was hit by a tornado recently. Several Trigg County residents spent a day repairing damage to homes in that affected area, and many others made donations to the people.</i>
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Pictured above is tornado damage near Brookport, Ill., which was hit by a tornado recently. Several Trigg County residents spent a day repairing damage to homes in that affected area, and many others made donations to the people.

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Brookport, Ill., and surrounding communities were ravaged by tornadoes on Sunday, Nov. 17, and people from Trigg County are volunteering their time and making donations to help.

Retired educator Charlene Sheehan and several others from Trigg County went to Brookport last week to spend a day volunteering to help Brookport residents. But she noted that it will take weeks or months to repair the devastation to Brookport. “We’ll do what we can,” she said.

And Locust Grove Baptist Church organized a delivery of supplies for Brookport, said Pastor John Hagan. There was drop off point at Cadiz Hardware, and the supplies were delivered on Thursday. He said that anyone who wants to donate can go to the Little River Baptist Association on Old Dover Road, make out a check to that organization and put “Brookport Disaster Relief” in the memo line of the check.

“Our church was simply wanting to help out in a time of crisis,” said Hagan. “Having grown up in Paducah, I felt as though we needed to help out our ‘neighbors.’”

Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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