"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
From January 29, 2009, to January 2015, Illinois was battered by numerous natural disasters: ice storms, blizzards, floods, tornadoes, and drought.
The people of Illinois rose to the occasion during every natural disaster to volunteer to lend a helping hand to their neighbors in need.
“The heart of America is the heart of a volunteer.”
Gov. Pat Quinn used the power of his office to issue disaster declarations, secure state and federal aid for recovery, and join with emergency management professionals and volunteers to get communities back on their feet.
View the Governor’s Office Press Release of Quinn Issuing State Disaster Declaration for Seven Southern Illinois Counties .
View the Governor’s Office Press Release of Quinn Ensuring State Preparedness for Winter Storm.