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Tornadoes damage communities in north-central Illinois

Deadly tornadoes and strong thunderstorms wreaked havoc in parts of north-central Illinois during the evening of Feb. 28. The communities of Ottawa and Naplate in LaSalle County were hardest hit with dozens of homes and structures damaged. Authorities say two people were killed by a falling tree.

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Helping homeless with a meal and a message

Members of the United Methodist Rural Advocates (UMRA) distribute cards made by children in churches across the connection along with meal vouchers to the Sisters of the Road Cafe, a local non-profit which is working to end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space around Portland, OR during General Conference.

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