Chicago Bears return to tornado-ravaged Washington

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The Chicago Bears are helping again Friday with the recovery effort in the tornado-ravaged town of Washington.

CaptureThe twister tore through the area in November, and destroyed 1,100 homes and businesses.

More than 100 members of the Bears organization are pitching-in in the recovery effort, and making sure the public doesn’t forget about the 15,000 residents in this hard-hit town.

“Sometimes hard to find hope. We’re still dealing with insurance issues and so we haven’t been able to rebuild yet. And so, honestly, this means a lot to us,” said tornado victim Andy Felix.

A flag-raising ceremony was held in the town square, and then everyone fanned out to remove debris.

“It takes your heart to be able to give back to people,” said Chicago Bear Terry Cousin.

Volunteers or construction or debris removal companies should contact Bethany Community Church:

Or call: 309-573-2670

WGN News Writer C. Hayes helped publish this story.


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