GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) – “Permit the Mayor to spend up to $ 100,000 primarily on rubble cleanup. There will be some other things, “said Gibson City Mayor Dan Dickey.
That application was approved to help Gibson City recover from Thursday’s devastating rain and historic flooding. Gibson City leaders declared $ 100,000 in emergency cash to help repair the community.
The city held an emergency meeting last night. They also declared a 30-day extension of a declaration of emergency. Mayor Dickey said the $ 100,000 will be mostly used to clear debris.
Several organizations were on site, including the Emergency Management Assistance Team, which is advising Gibson City on this crisis.
Some organizations that attended the Gibson City meeting to help include:
- Team Rubicon
- Red Cross
- McLean emergency management
- Ford County Emergency Management Coordinator
- Salvation Army
- Ford County board members
- Gibson City officials
- Gibson City Headmaster
- Employee of State Representative Tom Bennett
The city wants to pay for the rubble removal. Team Rubicon encourages people to call them so they can help and come home.
The city is also building a fundraising team. Money can be transferred to the Bank of Gibson City, Venmo, check, or cash. The city says this money will be used to help residents. Volunteers are encouraged to visit New Beginnings Church if they want to help.
The city has more on its website.