Whether you were affected by the tornadoes on Saturday, December 1 or you’d like to support those in the Taylorville community that need additional support here are some of the ways you can help and get help.
In addition to the below we recommend following the Christian County Severe Weather and Disaster Recovery Facebook page, which is constantly being updating with new resources.
Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC)
This is your one stop shop for assistance located at VisionWay Conference Center
1124 N Webster St, Taylorville, IL 62568.
Agencies will be there:
- IL Department of Insurance
- IL Department of Human Services
- City of Taylorville
- Red Cross
- Lutheran Early Response Team
- Many more agencies
For more information call 217-824-6622.
Taylorville Emergency Food Pantry at Taylorville Ministerial Association 1429 East Main Cross (behind the driver’s license facility) open Tuesday 8.30am to 10 am, Thursday 5.30pm to 7pm and Saturday 8.30 to 9.30am*
- First responders/clean up crews – hot meals, drinks offered all day no charge
- Items needed – diapers, wipes, baby food, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, bottled water, items that do not require cooking/heat as a lot of homes do not have a way to cook at this time.
Contact is Amy Hagen 217/820-5174, Pam Moses 217/454-6105, or visit TaylorvilleFoodPantry.com for more information.
*If a vehicle in parking lot, knock on the door. If someone is there, they are accepting donations and giving out food, clothing.
CEFS Christian County Outreach in Taylorville
Located at 220 W. Franklin, Taylorville IL 62568. For more information call Jodi Rusher, outreach coordinator, 217/824-4712 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Applications must be completed at the office for assistance with the following:
- Patching of roofs (not replacement)
- Electricity repairs on houses to get the electrical restored to their residence (weatherhead repairs)
- Cleanup costs
- Temporary lodging
- First month’s rent/deposit (if not covered by insurance)
- Emergency groceries
Services are provided based on income. Assistance cannot be provided for construction repairs to residences or purchases of property.
Crossroads Apostolic Ministries located at 212 Jaycee Drive Taylorville, IL 62568. For more information call 217/824-5683.
The Red Cross has volunteers at the shelter – clothing assistance, food, and blankets.
Emergency monetary assistance for food, clothing, medicine, and school supplies
Contact Lt. Scott Woods with the Christian County Sheriff’s Department on 217/824-4961.
Free storage from U-Haul
30 Days free self-storage UBox Containers
Contact UHaul Moving and Storage:
Central IL Public Transit – call 855-755-2478
Free debris, tree removal, and tarp services
Please contact Rubicon or IL Southern Baptist Disaster Relief at 217/824-3100 or 618/499-2215 stationed at Christian County Fairgrounds or Lutheran Disaster Response Team (LERT) at 217-220-0162 to file work order – located at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 N. Webster St. They are credentialed through IEMA and recognized by FEMA.
Free tree service
Contact Mike Stanley at 217/358-8794if you do not have insurance or the means to take care of it.
Red Cross – CALL 844-319-6560
Stationed at the Taylorville Fire Department providing sheltering, meals and other services free to those affected.
KROGER – boxes available FREE at 201 E Bidwell St or call 217/824-2911
Warming Center – hot coffee, chocolate, and water
Taylorville Care Center, 600 S Houston St, Taylorville
- Open to area residents and volunteers for a free cup of hot coffee, hot chocolate and water is available.
- Public Restrooms available
- To warm up
Christian County Animal Control
- Taking in any animals displaced by the tornado
- Asking for donations of blankets, towels, old pillows, fabric for beds, paper towels, cleaning supplies like Lysol wipes and disinfectants, cat or dog supplies including cages
- Need foster assistance for dogs and cats
Christian County Animal Control is located at 300 S. Baughman Rd, Taylorville. Call 217/824-5433 for more information.
Christian County YMCA – warming center, showers, and charge devices
Doors open to anyone in the area, members or non-members that need a warm place
- Showers available
- Charge your electronic devices
- Open normal business hours
Cell Tech Solutions at 105 E Market, Taylorville
- Charge your phones
- Coffee, cookies, relax
Autozone at 203 E Bidwell, Taylorville
- Free case of water for anyone needing it
Palomino Club/Tina Blazier – Christmas donation at 1101 N Webster, 217/287-7262
- Accepting donations of toys, hats, coats, gloves, monetary donations to assist is providing Christmas to children of families affected
Taylorville VFW Riders – Toys for Tots at 515 N. West Avenue, Taylorville
- Bring unwrapped toys to the Taylorville VFW
Monetary donations can be sent to the following agencies:
Missions for Taylorville, C/O City Hall 115 N. Main Taylorville, IL 62568 or account is setup through US Bank – Taylorville.