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'Illinois Strong' Hits The Streets
A new source of help is in Tazewell County as we hit the two month anniversary of the devastating tornado outbreak.
The federally-funded outreach program is called Illinois Strong.
"People don't come to us, we go to them," says spokesman Larry Von Behren.
The group of ten, FEMA trained people provides a support network for tornado victims. The best part, Von Behren says, is that the team meets victims of the Nov. 17 storm wherever they are.
"They're going around to businesses, schools, anywhere like that to get the word out," he said, "We're trying to attend any meetings, any fundraising event, to let people know we're legit, we're here, and we're ready to help."
He says the team wants to make sure victims know they are not forgotten. Von Behren hopes Illinois Strong can last through the one year anniversary of the twister.
Illinois Strong can be reached at (309) 613-4702 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or around the clock at 1-800-985-5990.