Cash Store Aides in Relief Efforts to Restore Communities Damaged by Tornadoes

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After devastating tornadoes struck the Midwest region, Cash Store helps to rebuild damaged communities.

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Cash Store, a financial lending service, has moved aggressively to aide in the relief efforts for the communities impacted by the recent tornadoes. On Feb.29, 2011, about 80 tornadoes ripped through the central United States, hitting multiple states including Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, West Virginia and several others. The storms claimed the lives of 39 people. Thousands are displaced and there is a great need to support what will be a large scale process to rebuild the damaged communities.

Area businesses, including a Cash Store, were demolished – greatly impacting the economic balance of the affected towns and their residents. Cash Store is answering the call that businesses and individuals step up and support the numerous restoration projects. The company has donated funds to Architecture for Humanity and provided 1,008 bottles of water and 2,160 Campbell’s ready to serve soups to the United Way of Southern Illinois to facilitate a widespread effort to help in the wake of this tragedy.

Architecture for Humanity is a non-profit organization that recruits local professionals and volunteers to rebuild communities across the world and brings design, construction and development services to communities in need. Founded in 1999, Architecture for Humanity taps a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services. The organization has an immediate and lasting impact by working with local talent and overseeing projects from start to finish, creating structures that meet high safety standards, reduce the environmental footprint, and are energy efficient.

United Way of Southern Illinois (UWSI) serves 14 counties with a mission to, “Improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of southern Illinois communities.” In the past year the organization has serviced more than 60 agencies and distributed more than $500,000. UWSI acts as nonpartisan advocate that facilitates a variety of initiatives that include emergency response.

Those who wish to contribute to the relief efforts can contribute directly to Architecture for Humanity’s Midwest Tornado Recovery project. Canned goods and gently used clothing items will also be accepted at three Cash Store locations in Carbondale, Benton and Marion, IL. All items received will be donated to the Marion Salvation Army.

About Cash Store
The Cash Store is a trusted financial lending company with more than 270 locations across the country. We specialize in providing customers with a fast and convenient way to meet unexpected financial expenses. The Cash Store is not the average lending company and prides itself on providing a stress free environment and simple approval process. For more about our services, visit us at on the web at

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