Chicago Bears get their hands dirty in Washington

By Audrey Wise

June 6, 2014 Updated Jun 6, 2014 at 6:49 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- The town of Washington got some special help Friday with debris clean up.

More than 100 members of the Chicago Bears organization came to Washington, including all of the 2014 rookies.

Shortly after the November tornado they visited and promised to be back.

They spent several hours talking with residents and getting their hands dirty.

Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey said, "We have plenty of willing hands and strong backs and a lot of resolve and a lot of fortitude just like the community of Washington."

"I feel like anytime you have a chance to give back to the community, we're in a blessed situation right now, so any time you have a chance to get back it's always an honor and always a privilege to help people out," said Bears rookie Ego Ferguson.

There was also a special flag-raising ceremony in the town square. It was the American flag flown over solider field the day the tornado ravage parts of Central Illinois.

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