Northern IN Helping With Tornado Relief

The mayor of Crown Point, Indiana travels to Evansville to deliver a check for tornado relief.

The $5,000 donation came from Crown Point's Community Cares program, a fund initially set up to help hurricane victims. When the November 6 tornado hit parts of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties, Mayor Dan Klein and members of his community wanted to help folks right here at home. "Why don't we help people in our state? and so with that, as mayor Jonathan said, we made a call down here and I'm here today."

In accepting the donation, Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel says, "It's exciting to see that we are not just a community that cares but really a state that cares and it's a good reminder that people throughout the state of Indiana pitch in to help each other."

The money will go toward Habitat's Operation Home Again campaign, building homes for November 6 tornado victims. Right now, nineteen families have applied for the first round of Habitat homes. The families that receive those homes will be announced some time in February.

If you're a tornado victim and would like to apply for Habitat housing, call 423-5623 or stop by their office at 501 John Street in Evansville. You can also fill out the application online. The deadline for the first round of applications is December 31st.