DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) -- Following Saturday’s tornado which devastated the community of Taylorville, State Representative Sue Scherer, (D-Decatur), issued the following statement:
My heart goes out to the families impacted by the tornado that hit central Illinois on Saturday night. I cannot imagine the sadness and fear felt by the families who face damage to their homes. I thank God that there were no fatalities, and I ask my fellow central Illinois residents to continue praying for the folks of Taylorville. Now is a time for our community to come together, and I ask people to look into their hearts and consider donating to the survivors of this tornado.
With many families possibly being displaced, as it was estimated hundreds of buildings were severely damaged, Scherer is encouraging donations to the Taylorville Food Pantry.
The pantry is asking for donations of peanut butter, jelly and other non-perishable food items and snacks. It is specifically requesting donations of food people without power can eat.
Other items needed include candles, flashlights, blankets and coats.
Taylorville Food Pantry
1429 East Main Cross
Scherer’s District Office
1301 East Mound Road, Suite 270
Scherer's Springfield Office
E-2, Stratton Office Building
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