RANTOUL — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a disaster recovery center to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who were affected by the Nov. 17 tornado, beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The center will be located at the Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner Ave.
The center will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.
After years of turmoil, membership is growing and donations are up
CHAMPAIGN — Holiday garlands are draped across the office windows of the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club in Champaign, and CEO Sam Banks may have nothing higher on his wish list than the community's full support for this longtime organization.
DANVILLE — Officials with a newly-formed diaper bank are postponing their first community distribution, which had been set for Saturday.
"We're still trying to build up an inventory," said Dee Ann Ryan, one of the organizers.
URBANA — Ethan Monical said he appreciated having a mediator. His parents said they figured out they weren't quite the communicators they thought they were.
All three said the things they learned in the Parenting with Love and Limits program were invaluable.
DANVILLE — Each month, Chuck Brooks sees 65 to 70 new families in line at the Danville Area Food Pantry.
It's troubling, he said, especially because many of the new faces are seniors and the newly unemployed.
"I thought that number would level off at some point, but it hasn't yet," said Brooks, the pantry's chairman.
CHAMPAIGN — Developmental Services Center hopes to drive up participation in its annual Tree of Hope fundraiser with a live radio broadcast at a local restaurant Tuesday.
URBANA — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank hopes to raise enough money Tuesday to provide thousands of meals to feed the hungry.
The food bank is holding a drive-through collection set for 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at WCIA's back parking lot on Randolph Street across from the Champaign Public Library.
CHAMPAIGN — The city scores roughly in the middle in Illinois when it comes to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in town, according to a new report from a national interest group.
GIFFORD — The United Way of Champaign County announced Monday more than $82,000 has been collected in the past week for its Gifford Area Relief Fund.
United Way President and CEO Sue Grey said donations to the fund were being distributed Monday to local organizations assisting with the tornado recovery efforts in Gifford.