Apr 15

Fairdale, IL Trip

We have made contact with the Fairdale tornado people and they have a meeting site in Rochelle, Ill.

Please be there between 9:00AM and 9:30AM, each day to be assigned to a work site. THEY ASK ‘PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP AT DIFFERENT TIMES’. We have a group scheduled for Thur. Fri. and/ or Sat.

If you would like to join us please give me a call at 815-451-0570 or email

We will be leaving for Rochelle each morning about 7:30 AM from 1324 Snowberry Ln. Crystal Lake 60014. If you are going on different days and need additional info please call me or email .When you sign in please refer to HIS WORKING VOLUNTEERS. By the way this is for clean up at the tornado site so it will be LABOR INTENSIVE lifting, bending, raking and whatever else comes up. Usually they have equipment available but I am bringing a shovel and a rake marked with name. Also bring your gloves [many sharp objects glass and metal pieces ] , hat , work clothes, long sleeve shirt, check weather forecast , thick sole shoes or boots, this is usually dirty and sweaty work so be prepared.

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL OR PHYSICAL PROBLEM THINK TWICE ABOUT COMING.  If you have any questions please let me know.

We will leave at 7:30 am on Thur. should arrive before 9:00 in time for a meeting setting up work crews. We have to go to Rochelle, Il in order to sign and get work assignments, [ I don’t know why but that was my instructions ] Rochelle is about another 15 miles south of Fairdale. I have placed a call to see if I can go to the assignment site and get permission to have our group go directly to Fairdale.

I’ll let you know as soon as we get that info. If you cannot make these days you can go any other day by going to Rochelle and sign in between 9;00 and 9:30AM. The location of the assignment site is Driving south on I 39, exit 99 west on Il Rte. 38, approx. 2.2 miles west to Rochelle, you will cross Il Rte. 251, [ Walgreens in on the corner ]continue west two blocks to a parking lot where several semis are located that is the assignment area.

If you have any problems call me 815-451-0570. Hope to see you all there.