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Tornado Relief: Discount Tire Begins Aid Campaign For Southern Illinois

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)(Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)(Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (CBS) — In the wake of the destruction left by a massive tornado in downstate Harrisburg, residents in southern Illinois are in desperate need of relief.

Here is how Chicagoans can help: Bring cleaning supplies and toiletries to any Discount Tire store, and the donations will be delivered to the United Way of Southern Illinois for distribution to needy residents.

Hundreds of homes were destroyed or severely damaged and residents there need your help.

Click here to find the nearest Discount Tire location.