Update: Brookport and Unionville


Rev Pete Ryan,, Cache River District Disaster Coordinator, and Rev Ed Hoke, Regional VOAD Board Member (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters) have been gathering information in the Unionville and Brookport area and working with local and county EMS personnel to coordinate and determine the next steps to assist families who sustained storm related loss. The following is the most recent update.

Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19, residents from Brookport and Unionville will begin registration for assistance at Unity School.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov 20, volunteers are asked to report to Unity School for registration before entering the damaged area. Due to the limited geographic area of damage, only trained Early Response Team members from the Cache River District are asked to report at this time. It will later be determined if additional volunteers are necessary.

The following items have been requested by Illinois VOAD. These donations are being received at the First Baptist Church in Metropolis. Current needed items are

100 buckets
100 gallons of bleach
200 totes of various sizes
50 sledge hammers
100 framing hammers
200 pairs of work gloves
100 rolls of plastic
Sanitizers and anti-bacterial cleaners

Bunny Wolfe
IGRC Missions/Outreach Coordinator