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"House in a Box" Program Offers Fresh Start to Storm Victims

The House in a Box program is helping victims in central Illinois.

PEORIA – Imagine if suddenly you lost your home and everything in it. But even worse, what if you don’t have insurance money to replace those basic items?

The “House in a Box” program is in Peoria Thursday to help the tornado victims that didn’t have insurance or are under-insured. The national program makes stops in disaster areas, providing brand new items for families trying to get back on their feet.


The Salvation Army, Red Cross, Jewish Federation of Peoria and Society of St. Vincent de Paul are picking up the cost, making it all completely free for victims.


Tom Pelger, with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul said, “It includes all the beds, mattresses, box springs that are needed for the make up of the family and all the bedding that goes along with that. Also, a sofa, kitchen table, and chairs, and dressers for every bed that's in the household.”

 

You can call the Red Cross at 677-7272 or Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 677-7696 if you want to sign up for help.

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