Washington IL tornado relief: Hinsdale family motivated to help by found check

November 23, 2013 2:21:08 PM PST
For a 7-year-old Hinsdale girl and her family the desire to help the Illinois families devastated by last Sunday's deadly tornados was sparked by a check she found in their yard.

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The storms carried it from Washington to Hinsdale and Caroline Sutton found it. That inspired her and her family to start collecting items for those who lost their homes.

Saturday they loaded three vans full of items to deliver to Washington.

Sutton's mother Julie says this has been a good opportunity to show children what's really important in life.

Sunday morning more donations from the Chicago area will be driven to parts of Illinois devastated by last Sunday's tornados.

Minooka volunteers loading up donations for tornado victims

Volunteers were organizing and loading up items onto school buses Saturday in south suburban.

Three people at the Minooka transportation center spear headed by posting flyers asking for donations. The effort then blossomed.

The items will go to people in coal city and diamond, as well as Washington and other areas damaged near Peoria.