Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois Newsletter December 10, 2018
As damages are assessed, PDA representatives meet with the people of Taylorville.
Two members of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) National Response team and Bill McLean, Presbyter for Congregational Care met with the congregation of First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, IL to continue the work of responding to the three tornadoes that touched down in Christian County on December 1st, including an EF3 tornado which touched down in Taylorville.

Congregations and members of the presbytery who wish to assist with the ongoing recovery in Taylorville should know that during the initial response and early stages of the long-term recovery, monetary donations allow the recovery effort to acquire quickly any materials needed. In the coming weeks and months, there will also be numerous opportunities for work teams and individuals to volunteer with the recovery work.

If you would like to contribute to the overall recovery effort, please designate it for tornado recovery and send it to “Missions for Taylorville” who is the official monetary donations site. It’s maintained through US Bank. The address for donations is:

Missions for Taylorville
c/o City Hall
115 North Main Street
Taylorville, IL 62568

Alternatively, you can go online to the Missions for Taylorville Facebook page and donate electronically through the blue Donate Button on that page.

Please join us in continuing to keep all those impacted by the tornadoes in our prayers. As more information about potential volunteer opportunities become known the presbytery will share that information.
The dedicated crew at the First Presbyterian Church of Taylorville, Illinois is busy making soup and brownies for their neighbors recovering from the tornado and storms that hit the area yesterday.