The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
On Sunday, November 17, 2013 an EF4 Tornado swept thru the community of Washington, Illinois demolishing homes and changing the lives of its residents forever. A few former La Harpe residents were among those suffering major loss.
Vernon and Barb Bundy said they lost the roof to their garage and their house is in bad shape. Vernon was unable to secure the house, so he was staying in it with their dog, until they can get their belongings out. Barb is staying with family in the area.
Vernon said Monday, “They aren’t letting people in or out, and a lot of the area looks like a war zone. “ Luckily Vernon and Barb were at church when the storm hit. Barb’s daughter and two other family members also lost everything.
Donations may be sent to the Roland Manor Baptist Church in Sunnyland, IL for Vernon and Barb.
Also affected were Jay and Karen (Soule) Morris. Their home was demolished and they lost everything including their cars. Unlike, the Bundy’s , the Morris’ were home during the tornado, but walked out of their home ok.
?A trailer will be at the First Christian Church in Blandinsville for relief items for the victims of Sunday’s tornado. They are asking that you have all of your items in the trailer by next Monday, the 25th, by 7:00 p.m.
Items needed include: baby food and formula, snack foods, juice or Gatorade, canned fruits and veggies, feminine hygiene items, deodorant, shampoo/ conditioner, toothbrushes/paste, liquid body wash, baby wipes, diapers, cleaning supplies, totes, batteries, flashlights, pet supplies, large garbage bags among many other items.
Tornado path through Washington, IL Sunday, November 17th.
Tornado in Washington, IL Sunday, November 17th at the Jay and Karen (Soule) Morris. Their home was demolished and they lost everything including their cars. They were home during the storm.