CANTON, IL-The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development, with support from the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, has partnered with the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) to establish a Canton Disaster Recovery Fund (CDRF) in response to the explosion that impacted Canton, Illinois on November 16, 2016.
The Canton Disaster Recovery Fund will accept tax-deductible donations that will be used to provide grant support to businesses and/or non-profit organizations engaged in meeting the long-term recovery and rebuilding needs of those who have been impacted by this disaster. The Canton Disaster Recovery Fund committee, through its case-management activities will make recommendations to the CFCI Board of Directors about where unmet needs and funding gaps exist. Grants will then be made from the fund to address those needs.
Jeff Strode, committee chair of the CDRF, stated that, “We are pleased to partner with CFCI to establish the Canton Disaster Recovery Fund. We believe that it is important to have a fund in place that will help out community recover from this disaster. We would like to encourage donors, including individuals, corporations, private foundations and others to help us rebuild our downtown.”
Donations may be made in the any of the following ways:
- Mail a check payable to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois and designate for the Canton Disaster Recovery Fund and mail to:
Community Foundation of Central Illinois
3625 North Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61604
- You may also drop off your check made payable to Community Foundation of Central Illinois at MidAmerica National Bank 100 West Elm Canton, IL
- Online via Network for Good: Please visit Community Foundation of Central Illinois’ webpage and select the Donate Now button on the left hand side. http://communityfoundationci.org/
Please include the Canton Disaster Recovery Fund on your donation. You may contact 309-674-8730 if you have any questions.