Tornado victim thanks community for support

By WEEK Reporter

November 18, 2013 Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:02 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- The Red Cross has four shelters open to assist tornado victims.

Even when it's night-time Washington the Red Cross shelter at Crossroads Church remains busy with volunteers.

That's because they're dedicated to helping families like Amy English.

She says it's been a challenge to get back to their home to recover belongings, but understand authorities are doing the best they can.

Donations by the community have filled rooms with clothing, blankets and food to help the English family and others get back on their feet.

"I can't say thank you to enough people who have reached out to help, thanks to the countless people who've done it, we don't know who you are, but you are truly a blessing," said Amy English, Washington Tornado Victim.

Organizers expect thousands to visit the shelter tomorrow to pick up various necessities.

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