Chicago Cubs help tornado victims in need

Chicago Cubs help tornado victims in need

by R. Lincoln Harris | Posted on Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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The Chicago Cubs held a supply drive on Friday for tornado victims. (ABC News)

It’s been over two weeks since I went into offseason mode, and I’m happy with that. The baseball season is very draining for me — particularly when it doesn’t go well on the field — and this hiatus is very much needed. The trades, free-agent signings and all of that can be addressed next spring.

So, what’s the point of this? To tell anyone interested in the relief efforts of the Chicago Cubs on behalf of tornado victims in Central Illinois. In the days after devastating tornados destroyed significant parts of towns, such as Washington, Illinois, the Cubs collected food, cleaning supplies and other needed materials at Wrigley Field. On Friday, the collected materials were loaded onto a truck and delivered directly to affected areas.

It felt very good to be a part of this effort, even if my donation was just a few paper products. Giving anything at all is important, particularly when there are more than 1,000 houses that need to be cleaned up before anyone can think about rebuilding.

The days are getting shorter and colder here in the Midwest, and there are many challenges ahead for the Peoria region. But the Chicago Cubs have stepped up to the plate, and for that they should be commended.

Now, back to the offseason for me. Happy holidays to all!

Post By R. Lincoln Harris (215 Posts)

I was born in Cardinals country, but came over the Cubs at a very young age. Jack Brickhouse was the grandfather that I never had, and I would run home after school to catch the end of the Cubs game on Channel 9. I've lived in Chicago my entire adult life, and I'll never leave until the Cubs win the World Series. After that, perhaps I'll think about it. I love writing about baseball, and I hope you'll enjoy my posts in this space.

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