Feed The Children Bringing Relief To Southern Illinois Storm Victims

Delivery scheduled for Harrisburg

OKLAHOMA CITY(March 5, 2012) – Feed The Children will deliver a semi tractor-trailer of food and cleaning supplies for victims of recent Illinois tornadoes to the Love Street Church of God at 10a.m. in Harrisburg on Monday, March 5. The relief supplies are made possible by a generous donation through the Office Depot Foundation and the help of Operation Compassion.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has issued a state disaster proclamation as a result of severe weather that struck the area last week. The National Weather Service confirmed 64 tornado touchdowns across 14 states resulting in widespread damages, multiple injuries, and 52 confirmed fatalities. As requests arrive for help in those areas, as well as communities in Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky Alabama and Indiana hit by severe storms, Feed The Children will respond with food, personal care and cleanup supplies.

"Feed The Children has always responded during times of disaster and thanks to the generous donations of many of our corporate partners, we are able to bring direct help to Illinois residents in need," said Tony Sellars, spokesperson for Feed The Children."We will continue to send relief to victims of the storm as long as there is a need."

Additional items needed for disaster response include water, diapers, baby food, ready-to-eat meals, cleaning supplies and tools. Companies interested in making product or cash donations can contact the Feed The Children corporate relations department at 800-627-4556. Monetary donations to provide disaster relief can also be made at www.feedthechildren.org or by texting Disaster to 80888.


About Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S., with the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials. Feed The Children is accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Using an integrated program to defeat hunger, Feed The Children distributed over $120 million in food, essentials and medicine in the United States and 23 other countries in fiscal year 2013.

For more information, please visit www.FeedTheChildren.org.

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