Today is the Last Day for Samaritan’s Purse
Many people from out of town and state flooded the towns Fairdale and Rochelle to help in the aftermath of the April 9th tornado.
One of those groups, Samaritan's Purse, will be on the grounds for the last day today.
Samaritan's Purse is a disaster relief organization based out of the Franklin Graham Ministry from North Carolina.
They have been on the scene since April 10th and today, April 22nd, will be their last day here in Illinois.
Volunteers as far away as Buffalo, New York came to Illinois to help the residents of Rochelle and Fairdale in the clean up and by supporting them after the EF-4 tornado literally tore the towns apart.
The volunteers have been working hard sorting piles and moving debris, raking and trying to put some things in order. Their hope is that their orange shirts bring a little bit of brightness during a dark time.
Volunteer Mike Rath said, "We just understand that when people are hurting and suffering that sometimes they need to know that people care and that God cares."
All I can say is WOW! The outpouring from within and from outside of our community has been so awesome. I love seeing these stories. They are such an encouragement.
Plus, it goes to show there are still good people out there.