Marion Mayor Mike Absher
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Community Highlight Event
CITY ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY-WIDE DONATION FOR
MARION, IL—May 29, 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary of the deadly F-4 tornado that ripped through Marion. To that end, Mayor Mike Absher states, “As a community, we have the opportunity to pay forward the support we received by donating directly to a community recovering from Hurricane Ida.”
The City identified a parish of similar size to the greater-Marion area. St. Charles Parish, LA has a population of approximately 52,500 with the largest community being Luling of approximately 13,000. The parish government responded to the request to help immediately, citing that their donation distribution site cannot keep up with the need. The City of Marion is working directly with St. Charles Parish and their donation distributor, United Way of St. Charles. Both points of contact have repeatedly stated, “I can’t believe this. We are so grateful you are doing this.”
Donation items are listed below and came at the request of current and future needs of the communities in St. Charles Parish. Dropoff locations are the Marion Cultural and Civic Center, The Hub Recreation Center and Black Diamond Harley Davidson. Residents can drop off Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM. The last day to donate items will be September 24th. On Saturday Sept 25th, the Marion High School football team will assist by gathering the donated items from the drop-off points and load them into Black-Diamond’s trailer. Black Diamond Harley Davidson will transport the items directly to St Charles Parish drop point immediately afterwards.
For more information about this project, contact Community Programs Director, Allison Hasler at email@example.com