WMBD/WYZZ-TV - WASHINGTON, Ill. - The Bears made good on a promise Friday.
"Just to come in and leave something positive, to come out here for this town, its big for us to come out here and help out," said Bears rookie lineman Will Sutton. "Whatever we can do to help is just a blessing."
Sutton and 105 other members of the Bears organization returned to this tornado-damaged town to help with storm recovery. The Bears first visited Washington on Dec. 4, a two weeks after a major tornado damaged 1,000 homes in this Tazewell County community.
They promised to return.
"To come down here to Washington and just help them out any way possible and try to get them back on their feet, and everybody looks like they're doing a great job and it's a great community," said rookie Jordan Lynch. "That's one of the first things I found out. It's a privlige to be down here."
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