Tornado Relief Efforts

A home sits in ruin along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A home sits in ruin along Elgin Avenue after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Families across the state are still working to pick up the pieces and rebuild, after powerful storms and tornadoes devastated parts of Illinois, destroying hundreds of homes, and killing at least six people.

If you want to help, by making a donation, or volunteering your time, we’re providing links to information about relief efforts coordinated by the following organizations:

American Red Cross

Salvation Army

United Way

Northern Illinois Food Bank

The Washington Chamber of Commerce also has asked for volunteers to help collect and organize donations for tornado victims. The Chamber is asking people to the work in three-hour shifts, starting between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday. It needs at least 16 people per shift. If you would like to help, please call 309-229-6524. You can leave a voicemail with your contact information, and what shifts you could help.

You can also locate a Red Cross shelter here.