Elburn Lions Club seeks donations for tornado victims

By on November 28, 2013

by Stefanie Frazier

ELBURN—The Nov. 17 tornado outbreak ripped through the Midwest, flattening homes and resulting in at least six deaths.

Many people still need help in the wake of the damage and devastation left by the tornado outbreak.

According to Elburn Lions Club member Linda Callaghan, the Lions Club is asking its members and the local community to contribute money to help victims who live in Washington and Coal City, Ill.

The club’s goal is to raise $5,000 by Sunday, Dec. 8.

Callaghan said money will go to the victims to pay for things like food, water, toiletries and lodging.

“Gosh, if every family in the Elburn, Kaneville, Sugar Grove area could donate $20, just think of the impact it would make on these communities,” Callaghan said. “That would be fabulous.”

People who want to contribute to the relief fundraising effort can write a check to Elburn Lions Club and note “Tornado Relief Fund” in the memo. Checks can be mailed to the Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St.; Elburn, Ill. 60119.

A drop off box is located on the east side of the Lions Club’s building. Money can also be dropped off in an envelope noting the name of the fund.

“We’re not going to turn away a kid who wants to turn in his piggy bank and donate $11.42 or anything else,” Callaghan said.