Illinois Tornado Relief- Volunteering & Donations
On November 17th, 2013 a series of tornadoes including an EF4 Tornado struck the city of Washington, Illinois and the surrounding area. At this time Poured Out’s Disaster Response team is assessing the damage and resources currently available. Please pray for the victims of the storms and for our team to receive direction from the assessment. As soon as we have confirmation from our on-site team we will share updates on the opportunity to help this community in need.
For an example of the work we do please visit our page and watch the video following the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma earlier in 2013.
Please check back at this page or the Poured Out facebook page for updates.
Where We Are:
First Baptist Church
1113 Peoria St
Washington, IL 61571
What We’re Doing:
We are coordinating Washington, Illinois tornado relief volunteers for debris removal, supply distribution, cleaning & sorting, and providing any other help to those who were affected by the recent tornado. We are providing free services for those whose insurance cannot cover damages or for any other reason need aid. We are coordinating volunteer teams to help with these projects. Any skill levels and serving hearts are welcome!
When We Will Begin:
We are receiving individuals and/or teams through December 18,2013. PWe currently are excepting groups or individual volunteers on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out our Required Volunteer Application. For additional questions email our disaster response administrative team at firstname.lastname@example.org
What You’ll Need:
-completed Disaster Response Application Form
-clothes for the duration of your stay
-toiletries/towel -we do not have showers on site, however there is a Rec Center less than 1/2 mile away
-sleeping materials (this includes sheet, blanket, pillow)
-hand warmers, warm clothes (layers), blankets
-lunch food/money for lunch
-$25/day/volunteer for Site Volunteer Cost (covers lodging, breakfast, and dinner)
–A copy of the front and back of your license and insurance cards: if you do not have insurance, please sign and bring an Insurance Waiver Form.
What We Have:
-food to cook for breakfast and dinner
-sleeping rooms in First Baptist Church
-cots and sleeping pads
-parking for standard vehicles. (RV, Trailers, Etc. must be scheduled ahead of time through email@example.com and cannot always be accommodated)
-You will need to arrange your own transportation to/from home to First Baptist Church
-You can sign up with a group or individually, and can come as many or as few days as you like!
-Volunteers age 18 and up accepted, 16 and up accepted with parent consent, 14 and up accepted if parent is on trip, participants under 18 years of age will need a signed parent permission slip.
-Registration is based on availability
INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS MUST SIGN UP THROUGH OUR SCHEDULING DEPARTMENT AT ILLINOIS@POURED-OUT.ORG
Updates from the Field
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When disaster strikes, Poured Out sends resources, volunteers, and experience to aid in relief efforts, but that’s only half of what we do. We’re confident that your skills can aid in the efforts of our organization. If you’re interested in volunteering in any way we’d love your help. Please visit the volunteer page for more info.
Poured Out functions solely on donations from people like you, who are concerned with water safety around the world. A donation of $100 can provide safe, clean water for a family of up to 10 people for life! Remember, any donation is helpful, so whether you can give $5 or $5,000 know that you’re helping a family in desperate need of good water. We appreciate your support!
We believe in remaining true to the DNA our nonprofit was built upon, with a focus on serving those who are in need above our personal comfort. Your love, support, and prayers can go a long way to helping us accomplish our goals, and we thank you for them.