On Sunday, November 17th, a tornado damaged and destroyed several Central IL homes. Among the worst impacted towns, was Gifford, IL. Since our company and several employees are located in Rantoul, we all had family and friends that were directly affected by this tornado. Apart from the destruction, it is truly a blessing that no one was seriously injured or killed.
In these trying times, it was amazing to see the outpour of volunteers and donations to help start the rebuilding process and care for those affected by the storm. To see so many people pull together from surrounding communities to help the town of 1,000 is a very humbling sight. Apart from those directly aiding Gifford, I would like to take this opportunity to also thank our end of the year customers who selflessly allowed us to postpone their jobs until Spring of 2014 in order to help as many people in Gifford as possible. With their support, and hopefully decent weather, we are going to be able to put several roofs on homes in Gifford and help a lot of people get one step closer to life returning to normal. Again, we thank you.
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Below, are several pictures taken within an hour of the tornado impacting Gifford.