Washington mayor receives $100,000 donation

By WEEK Producer

December 18, 2013 Updated Dec 18, 2013 at 7:50 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- Another large donation has come in to help Washington recover from November's tornadoes.

Mayor Gary Manier said earlier this week, he received a check in the mail for $100,000.

Manier couldn't tell us the names of the generous donors but said the money came from a family in Morton.

He said he is hopeful the donation can go directly to community members who need it.

"Hopefully it's not to pay debris removal," Manier said. "Hopefully the FEMA doctrine will come through. One of the early checks we received from a gentleman in Chicago for $100,000 want to make sure it went to victims. We're making sure everything is in place now where they can do the applications, and that money can go directly to deposits or rent money for people who didn't have insurance."

Both the Salvation Army and Red Cross are still taking donations for tornado relief in Central Illinois.