Local church offers many services for tornado victims

By WEEK Producer

Local church offers many services for tornado victims

November 20, 2013 Updated Nov 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- A local church has become an official location for donations and services for tornado victims.

Glad Tidings Assembly of God in East Peoria is partnering with Convoy of Hope on a tornado relief effort November 19 through November 21. Storm victims needing supplies can come to the church, 2201 E. Washington St., to receive hygiene kits, water, ready-to-eat meals, trash cans, bags, rakes, gloves and totes.

Those who cannot go to the church due to storm damage should call 694-4433, and provide a name and address, and volunteers will deliver the items.

Bags of food will be available from noon until 9 p.m. For those with food allergies, the church has partnered with an organization that donated allergy-free foods. Allergy-free foods available are gluten-free products, nut-free products, milk, rice milk, coconut milk, gluten-free snacks, special baby formula, soy and rice products, baby water and nursery water.

In addition they are appointments for FREE debris removal by JW Hauling and Demolition: starting at noon Tuesday for those who come in person to parking lot of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.

The church will also offer portable showers starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. Soap, shampoo and towels will be provided.

The church will serve a noon meal on November 20 and November 21, and an evening meal from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. November 19-21 for those affected by the storm.

Donations of non-perishable items, diapers, pet items, blankets and allergy-free products are being accepted.

For more information, call the church, 694-4433.