Miners to host back-to-school supply drive for victims of Harrisburg tornado | News
MARION, IL (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois Miners will be collecting supplies for the Harrisburg Tornado Victims in exchange for tickets during the Home Stand at Rent One Park on Thursday, August 16.
The Miners' collection will benefit an on-going Back-to-School drive organized by the Dorrisville Baptist Church in Harrisburg, Ill. District students resume classes Aug. 17, while kindergarten begins Aug. 27. Any fans wishing to make a cash donation can send checks to Legence Bank, P.O. Box 297, 502 N. Commercial Street, Harrisburg, IL 62946 made out to "City of Harrisburg Disaster Relief Fund."
"The people of Southern Illinois have been very supportive of The Miners and we want to give back to them by helping with some of their needs," said Jayne Simmons, Owner of the Southern Illinois Miners. "I can't imagine the devastation the families of Harrisburg went through in February. As parents, my husband and I can understand the challenges of providing for our children. We thought a collection of back to school supplies would be perfect. Hopefully, this will make the transition of going back to school a little easier for the kids and their families."
The Southern Illinois Miners are asking all fans to come together and help the Harrisburg community. All fans who bring in school supplies will receive two box seat tickets, which can be used for the remaining games of the season.
For any information in regards to the supply drive, fans can contact Rent One Park at 618-998-8499.
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