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My hands are still shaking from the massive tornadoes that ripped through our area yesterday evening. As daylight hits, we will really see all the destruction these storms left in their wake, and our hearts will break. If you are safe and your house is still in tack, say a prayer, because so many of our neighbors are not that lucky. Time to dust ourselves off and do what we can to help those in need.

We have been receiving numerous emails and facebook messages with information on how you can help the victims of yesterday's fatal tornadoes, and we wanted to be sure to pass it on. Please do what you can to help, because it takes a village to recover from devastation like this.

  • Apostle Illinois Car Club has established a gofundme page to collect donations for the people of Fairdale and Rochelle. Make your donations online here.
  • Rockford Christian is collecting donations for tornado victims.


Rockford Christian will be accepting donations for victims of yesterday's tornadoes. We are in the process of getting a...

Posted by Rockford Christian School on Friday, April 10, 2015

  • The Rock River chapter of the American Red Cross is currently working on setting up an emergency shelter in Rochelle.


The Red Cross is working with local law enforcement to determine how we can best help people in the counties affected by...

Posted by American Red Cross Rock River Chapter on Thursday, April 9, 2015

  •  A Rochelle, IL Tornado Recovery Facebook page has been established as well. Click here to stay up to date with all recovery updates and needs.

If you have established a fund to help the tornado victims, or if you have organized a donation location, please email me the information at, and I will be sure to include it in this list.

To each and every victim of this storm; we are here for you. Stay strong, and please know our thoughts and prayers are with you every step of the way.