Fox32 has an article about the Chicago Firefighter’s Union collecting items to help resident that were affected by the recent tornado’s downstate.

The Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago Firefighters Local 2 Union are supporting Illinois residents affected by last week’s devastating tornadoes. They’re collecting donations, and you can help!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, visit any Chicago fire house from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 29 to give to those in need. You can also mail them in. The members of Engine 123 started the idea, and now it has spread to the entire force. Engine 123 was the late Herbie Johnson’s home firehouse. They’re remembering him, as they organize this relief effort. The donations will be organized and delivered over the weekend.

They recommend donating water, cleaning supplies, 30-gallon plastic drums, gloves, heavy duty plastic bags, gift cards to home improvement stores, pharmacies and grocery stores. If you would like to make a monetary contribution, please direct those to Local 2’s headquarters, located at 440 w. 42nd Street in Chicago.

Several Local 2 members traveled to central Illinois over the last week to assist the clean-up effort amid the astounding devastation. Homes were leveled and residents have lost everything. Local 2 is America’s second oldest firefighter and paramedic union. They say they’re at their best when you’re at your worst – always there to lend a helping hand when you’re in need.

thanks Dan