GIFFORD -- People wanting to volunteer must register before helping out. It's taking place at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Organizers are keeping track of all the hours.
Based on the amount of volunteer hours, Gifford could qualify for government aid. One group of teenagers came from Missouri Sunday. They say they'll do what it takes to help as much as possible.
GIFFORD -- There's not a one-stop shop when it comes to volunteering. Champaign County Sheriff's deputies and EMA are slowly taking a step back while St. Paul's Lutheran Church steps up.
It's on the corner of Main and Church streets just past downtown. It's where people can check in to volunteer or grab food and drinks. There's even a mental health facility set up.
The Salvation Army is getting ready to hand out donations. If there's anything you want to bring or donate, or a group who wants to volunteer, you're asked to call ahead.
GIFFORD -- Two people deciding to make lunch for volunteers Monday, turned into controlling operations for the town. Most services can now be found at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. It's just the latest step in helping people after the storm.
They now have a one-stop shop when it comes to volunteering. Champaign County Sheriff's deputies and EMA will slowly be taking a step back while St. Paul's Lutheran Church takes over.
It's on the corner of Main and Church streets, right past downtown. It's now the main place where people can check in to volunteer, grab food and drinks, if they're taking a break, and there's even a mental health facility set up.
A Salvation Army is also setting up shop here to get ready to pass out donations it's been getting, which has been a ton! So, United Way and church members are urging people to call ahead before coming.
If you have donations you want to bring, or a group looking to volunteer, the best thing you can do is call ahead. They're going to set up a number directly for disaster relief. St. Paul's Church will continue offering services as long as they're needed.
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