Blackhawks set to donate $200,000 to Washington tornado relief

Blackhawks set to donate $200,000 to Washington tornado relief
November 22, 2013, 4:30 pm
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

After a devastating tornado destroyed hundreds of homes around Washington, Ill. last weekend, the Chicago Blackhawks Charities will assist those in need by donating $200,000 to the 'Washington Tornado Relief Fund.'

The Blackhawks will also sponsor a pre-Thanksgiving fellowship luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 that will "serve those affected by the devastating storms last weekend, their family and friends who are helping them, all first-responders, as well as the volunteers providing assistance to the storm victims."

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Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz said, "Illinois is our home, and when one of our communities suffers a loss as tragically as the people of Washington did, we want to do all that we can to help them. After seeing the devastation and speaking with Gov. Quinn, we realized just how much this donation can help those families get back on their feet again."

John McDonough, Blackhawks President & CEO, echoed Wirtz' comments by recognizing the organization's devotion to the community.

"Blackhawks Charities are here for the community—and our community spreads throughout all of Illinois's 102 counties," he said.