Salvation Army to launch long-term tornado recovery efforts on Monday

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Salvation Army to launch long-term tornado recovery efforts on Monday

January 3, 2014 Updated Jan 3, 2014 at 2:57 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Salvation Army is preparing to launch its next stage of disaster recovery work following the November tornadoes.

Beginning Monday, a Salvation Army case manager will begin long-term case management services.

“We will have our case management office open Monday through Wednesday from 9-3 initially,” said Clausell. “We hope to hire a second case manager soon, and then will have more office hours available to help those affected by the disaster.”

Residents can call (309) 210-2647 to schedule an appointment.

The Salvation Army said it will have staff available to help those affected by the tornadoes for as long as necessary.

To date, The Salvation Army has received $784,000 for its disaster relief efforts for the central Illinois tornadoes.

Included in that are several large gifts, including the MH Equipment/His First Foundation donation of $250,000, a $150,000 donation through the Illinois Tornado Relief Effort, a McCormick Foundation fund, and $15,000 from the Heart of Illinois United Way.

More than $100,000 has been spent and that number is expected to increase dramatically as the case management begins next week.