Gifts delivered to Ill. tornado-ravaged town; Giffords receives gifts courtesy of Lt. Governor Sheila Simon

December 20, 2013 2:37:54 PM PST
A load of Christmas gifts was delivered Friday to the central Illinois town of Gifford, courtesy of Lt. Governor Shelia Simon. Gifford was hit hard by last month's tornado outbreak.

Simon collected the items at her offices in Springfield, Chicago and Carbondale as part of a project known as "Granting Wishes for Gifford."

It was started by a Gifford native who used social media to spark donations of toys, games and gift cards.


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