Coal City, Illinois (Tornado) / 5510 Meals over 4 Days

On June 22, 2015, a powerful summer storm that included at least nine tornadoes tore through north-central Illinois. Coal City, IL, a community of about 5000, was hit by an EF-3 twister hitting 160 mph.

Widespread damage impacted at least a quarter of the residents, with 55 homes destroyed, 120 more with major damage, and 200 more with minor damage.  With no electricity for several days, and homes not livable, we sent our volunteers to feed.  From June 25th to 28th, our volunteers, led by Rich Jones and Colin Monk, were set up at a local church.