Where to Donate for Illinois Tornado Victims

Crews are on the ground working to provide relief to victims of at least one deadly tornado that swept through the midwest Thursday night. The hardest hit by the massive tornado was the town of Fairdale, Illinois.

Like most people, I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to those in Fairdale. But I’m also encouraging people to donate to the Kirkland Lions Club.

Those first moments after disaster strikes are the most critical. It’s very important to know that the money you donate will go directly to the people who need it.

The Lions are already on the ground. They are a part of the community and aware of the needs. If you truly want to make sure your donation goes directly to helping the victims and has the highest impact, then this is where you’ll want to donate.

Sadly, my company has covered our fair share of disasters for clients over the years. I know first hand how hard organizations like Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and the Red Cross work to ensure your money gets to the people who need it the most. However, Lions have the one thing Red Cross is missing…people embedded in the community, which is invaluable because they’re the first on the scene and the last to leave.

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