Gifford http://peoriapublicradio.org en Gifford slowly recovering http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gifford-slowly-recovering <div>It’s been three weeks since an EF-3 tornado ripped through the Champaign County town of Gifford. As IPR'S Sean Powers reports, the community is slowly coming back together.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Christina </span>Gann<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, woke up Monday morning, she says it felt weird not going to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gifford. For the last few weeks, she’s served hot meals there to people affected by the storm.</span></p></div><div> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:22:26 +0000 Sean Powers 16100 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gifford slowly recovering Progress at nursing home following Gifford tornado http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/progress-nursing-home-following-gifford-tornado <p></p><div>Three weeks after a tornado ripped through the Champaign County town of Gifford, Gifford Nursing Home Administrator Chris Kasper says things are slowly moving forward.</div><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:26:28 +0000 Sean Powers 16091 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Progress at nursing home following Gifford tornado Resource center opens for Gifford recovery http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/resource-center-opens-gifford-recovery <p></p><div>Residents in the Champaign County town of Gifford are getting additional help after last week’s tornado. &nbsp;Officials opened a resource center that offers a single destination for donated items and access to social service agencies. As parents take advantage of these services, children are also getting extra help.</div><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:40:48 +0000 Sean Powers 15508 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Resource center opens for Gifford recovery Gifford students back in class following tornado http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gifford-students-back-class-following-tornado <p></p><div>Students at Gifford Grade School returned to class Monday, a week after a tornado ripped through the Champaign County town. IPR’s Sean Powers was there as school officials tried to recapture some sense of normalcy.</div><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:04:45 +0000 Sean Powers 15448 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gifford students back in class following tornado Gifford clean-up continues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gifford-clean-continues <p></p><div>The clean-up continues in the Champaign County town of Gifford, where an EF3 tornado ravaged part of the community over the weekend. Those assisting with relief include cadets from Lincoln’s Challenge Academy in Rantoul.</div><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 03:52:08 +0000 Sean Powers 15291 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gifford clean-up continues Volunteers turn out for Gifford recovery http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/volunteers-turn-out-gifford-recovery <p></p><div>The cleanup of tornado damage in the Central Illinois community of Gifford is bringing out more than the volunteer efforts of the Red Cross and United Way. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:59:21 +0000 Jeff Bossert 15187 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Volunteers turn out for Gifford recovery