Peoria Public Radio News
6:48 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Washington organizations collecting storm stories

A couple of Washington organizations are hoping to collect stories from residents impacted by the November 17th tornado.

The Washington Historical Society and the District Library are launching the “Hope Lives on Project.” The aim of the program is sharing stories of hope and survival: Personal accounts of what happened when the tornado struck and the days following the disaster. The historical society and library district are hoping to collect stories on rescue efforts, neighbors and strangers helping one another, and volunteer assistance.

Written stories should be submitted with the writer’s name, age, address and phone number at the District Library’s Five Points Washington location or the Sunnyland branch. The stories will be archived and copied for future generations. 

The Washington Library is also hosting three transcription days for anyone needing help writing their stories. Transcription dates and times at Five Points Washington:  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.