Boxes of donations for the Philippines remain stacked in Chicago

Chicago’s generosity has just about shut down Clark and Irving.   Boxes of supplies and donations for the typhoon-ravaged Philippines are piling up at the Rizal center in Lakeview.

Governor Quinn stopped by Friday to raise spirits and write a check. His presence comforting to locals like Edmund Cruz whose mother has been visiting the Philippines.  He hasn’t heard from her in a week.

“My heart aches. You want to do so much more, but its hard to do it from this side of the world,” Cruz said.

People at the Rizal Center are working fast to do all they can, boxes being packed and sealed, supplies continuing to pour in. They’re stacked to the rafters, as the state works to a get a National Guard C130 cleared for takeoff with Illinois aid on-board.

“It is important that we deliver whatever we can to people who are in need,” Gov. Quinn said.

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