KIRKLAND, Ill. (AP) - Two Chicago Bears players have visited with residents recovering from the tornado that tore through a tiny northern Illinois community this month.
The Rockford Register Star reports (https://bit.ly/1JpxT5z ) that tight end Blake Annen and defensive end Will Sutton visited tornado victims and helped with cleanup efforts Friday in Fairdale.
The April 9 storm killed two people in the community of about 150 people.
Annen said seeing the damage up close was “surreal.”
The Bears have donated $100,000 to a fund established by the United Way of Rock River Valley to help tornado victims.
United Way President and CEO Paul Logli says the money will go toward long-term recovery, explaining that as people rebuild their lives there will be “unmet needs that will extend on for months.”
Information from: Rockford Register Star, https://www.rrstar.com
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