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.