Paying It Forward Post-Disaster

Mayor Manier of Washington, IL Paying it Forward to Fairdale, IL Kirkland Lions Club Members

Yes, the news can seem dire. Another tornado, a storm, a flood, lives lost, homes destroyed, families and their larger communities devastated. The cameras and news teams leave after the major tragedies are caught on film. Then what happens? Good … Continued

Tornado Recovery in Washington, Illinois

A Washington, IL home destroyed by the tornado of November 17, 2013. Jennifer Williams and I are in Washington, IL this week.  Washington was hit by an EF-4 tornado last November 17.  The storm damaged over 1000 homes and we … Continued