As you know, on June 20, an EF-3 tornado passed through the region. Thousands of people were without electricity and some people lost their homes. Others suffered extensive property damage from high winds and trees torn from the ground. Although the damage was extensive, no fatalities were reported.
I have worked with officials and emergency response personnel from across the 41st arrondissement to make sure anything that can be done to help residents recover is happening. I was impressed with the response efforts, and those involved have my deepest gratitude.
This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, those who have sustained damage are encouraged to attend a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) event to be held at Thomas Jefferson High School (7200 Janes Avenue). Over 20 different disaster relief agencies / groups will be available at this unique location to provide resources and assistance. Anyone needing assistance should bring proof of address and photo ID to the school for this event.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This multi-agency event is organized by the Community Disaster Active Organizations (COAD) of Northeast Illinois, of which the American Red Cross is a partner.
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