Press Releases

November 18, 2013

Devastation caused by the Tornado in Downstate Illinois

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition National Headquarters 


extend our prayers & deepest sympathies to our Downstate family and neighbors in Tornado 


ravaged Washington, Illinois. Whenever, natural disasters occur, it is always a very difficult 


period of displacement, loss and adjustment. 


We realize that the economic impact of the storm places a heavy burden on the rescue, 


recovery, and restoration efforts. We will be speaking with elected officials within the next 24 


hours to discuss our response in cooperation with members of the faith and business 


communities to assist those impacted by the tornado. 


We will unite across the state in the true spirit of Illinoisans and work together to rebuild our 


damaged communities and restore hope to the grief stricken families. God will see us through


this moment crisis.