CHAMPAIGN- State Senator Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) will be accepting donations at his district offices to benefit tornado victims. All donations will be given to the American Red Cross to distribute to residents of Champaign County and the surrounding areas.
"I'm proud to watch our community come together and lend a hand to those who need a little extra help this week," Frerichs said. "We have a lot of work ahead of us to help families and businesses rebuild."
All Gifford State Bank branches are collecting monetary donations. Those outside the immediate area who would like to donate can call 217-568-7311.
- Who: State Senator Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign)
- What: Frerichs is hosting a collection drive to benefit tornado victims. His Danville and Champaign offices will be collecting clothing, coats, blankets, non-perishable food items, bottled water, baby items, toiletries, personal hygiene products, dog food, cat food, first aid supplies, over the counter medications, garbage bags and plastic storage totes.
- When: November 19 to December 13; donations will be accepted Monday through Friday.
- Where: Danville district office: 28 W. North Street, 1st Floor, Danville, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; Champaign Office: 45 E. University St., Suite 206, Champaign, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.