Tornado Update for Victims & Volunteers

Tornado Update for Victims & Volunteers


Contact: Operation BlessingSaturday April 11th 9 am volunteers arrive – orientation 9:30
For those needing assistance, call (757) 274-8650
For those wanting to assist, call (757) 374-0944
Volunteers Needed: 18 years or older, closed toed shoes, wear long pants
Staging location: Jones Road and North 9th Street (Helms Field)

Donations of Food, Water and New Clothing and linens are being received at Rochelle Fire Department at 401 5th Avenue Rochelle, IL 61068 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Monetary Donations –
• Rochelle Area Community Foundation will accept donations by going online at the foundation website ( or a check can be sent to the foundation at P.O. Box 74, Rochelle, IL 61068.
• Gift Cards may be delivered to Rochelle Fire Department at 401 5th Avenue
• Salvation Army located at United Methodist Church located at 709 4th Street Rochelle offering vouches for lodging, dining, and groceries for storm victims. Also available, clothing and food. Please bring identification.
Saturday (4/11/15) 9a.m. -12 p.m.
Sunday (4/12/15) 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Residential Access – a resident Letter of Authority from the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office will be provided to credentialed residents at the S.W. side of the High School. Residents will have access to their homes right away. Hours of access: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. only
Contractor Access – contractors shall register with Attorney General’s office that will be located at West parking lot of Rochelle Township High School. Upon registration a letter of authority to go into the site will be issued. Hours of access to the impact area: Check in time at 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. beginning Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Insurance Contacts will be at SW lot of Rochelle Township High School
Red Cross Shelter is located at Rochelle Township High School
Media Briefings will be provided at Flagg Center Church of God parking lot at Flagg and Center Road in Rochelle at 10:00am on Saturday April 11th.