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By: Portlight , 2:44 AM GMT en Marzo 01, 2012

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New Portlight Website


Please check out our spiffy new website. Wunder Blogger Floodman put a ton of hard work into this.


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Tornado Outbreak UPDATE


(L) Roof damage to the First Baptist Churh of Henryville, Indiana. (R) Tornado damage to Henryville High School.


Views of damage along the tornado's path.


(L) Volunteers unloading supplies at the FBC. (R) Staging relief supplies.

UPDATE:

6:30 PM Saturday, 03/10/2012

The following is an update from Matt (Tornadodude) Phelps, who has been assembling teams and volunteering in both Harrisburg Illinois and Henryville Indiana for the past week. His most recent trip was to Henryville where he volunteered at the First Baptist Church:

"Yesterday we went to Henryville, Indiana and volunteered for a few hours, mainly unloading trailers with water, canned goods, etc.

The people were in great spirit, eager to rebuild, and overall thankful that it wasn't worse than it was.

Myself, Jeremiah Moran, Blaize Edwards, and Andrew Newcomb made the 2 hour drive from Washington, Indiana.

We will be trying to get back this weekend or a couple of days next week."

In addition to Matt and his team, Dylan Stanek has been volunteering in Henryville this week with Kayla Kirkpatrick at the FBC. More on what they've been doing when it bcomes available.


UPDATE:

4:30 PM Tuesday, 03/06/2012
Portlight teams will be on the ground in Henryville and Marysville Indiana tomorrow, rallying at the First Baptist Church in Henryville. Pastor Toby Jenkins of the First Baptist Church and his team will be giving assignments and directing the relief efforts.

Our team in Harrisburg will be wrapping up their activities there and will be moving to Henryville tonight.

More info as it becomes available.



Portlight and Team Rubicon volunteers performed clean
up on Saturday in Harrisburg, IL; putting a chain saw
to good use!


A volunteer performing clean up in
Harrisburg IL

UPDATE:

1:30 AM Sunday, 03/04/2012
Volunteers from colleges and churches made a strong showing in Harrisburg today. Team Rubicon and Portlight will push east to Indiana early Sunday, where volunteer work is still restricted because of gas leaks and continuing SAR (search and rescue) operations. We will provide part of the earliest response to these tornado stricken rural areas.

Further assessment teams are on site or enroute to locations hit by the latest outbreak; more information on their findings will be available here later today.

We are still looking for volunteers to form teams and assist in the clean up efforts; anyone interested in volunteering should email us here or add a comment below. You can also help by clicking the donate button. The need is immediate; teams will be working in all these areas for some time and you can help. Stay tuned here and our blog for updates.

UPDATE:

11:30 AM Saturday, 03/03/2012
Portlight and Team Rubicon assessed properties and wrote volunteer work orders in Harrisburg, Illinois yesterday. Due to work zone hazards and continued severe weather, the two organizations were the only ones allowed into the disaster zone.

Further assessment teams are on site or enroute to locations hit by yesterday's outbreak; more information on their findings will be available here later today.

We are still looking for volunteers to form teams and assist in the clean up efforts; anyone interested in volunteering should email us here or add a comment below. You can also help by clicking the donate button. The need is immediate; teams will be working in all these areas for some time and you can help. Stay tuned here and our blog for updates.


UPDATE:

9:30 PM Friday, 03/02/2012
After another day of severe weather, Harrisburg is not the only place in need. While we are concentrating efforts on Harrisburg, we are looking for volunteers to work clean up and relief in other areas hit by today's outbreak. Team Rubicon will be sending teams into the areas hardest hit today to do assessment and aid in the relief efforts and we intend to provide what volunteers we can to assist them in this effort. Henryville and Marysville Indiana will not be accessible to anyone but first responders for the next few days but when they open up to relief workers we want to be able to help out.

Again, anyone interested in volunteering should email us here or comment on our Wunderground.com blog. The need is immediate; teams will be working in all these areas for some time and you can help. Stay tuned here and our website for updates.


UPDATE:

1:30 PM Friday, 03/02/2012
Portlight volunteers are sheltering in the hospital in Harrisburg; Team Rubicon and Portlight volunteers are conducting assessment and emergency relief work and these teams are the only volunteer teams allowed to work in the Harrisburg area today.

Our thanks, by the way, to the people who have offered to volunteer themselves and their services so far today; you are all appreciated!

Again, anyone interested in volunteering should email us here or comment on our Wunderground.com blog. The need is immediate; teams will be working all weekend and certainly into next week. Stay tuned here and our blog for updates.

More information as it becomes available...


UPDATE:

The Portlight trailer in Harrisburg IL


10:30 AM Friday, 03/02/2012
Based on information recieved from Team Rubicon and our observers in the Harrisburg area volunteers will certainly be needed. We are looking for people in the general area of the storm, from East Central Missouri to Western Indiana that will be able to make day trips into the area (accomodations are limited in the area and overnight stays will not be possible for very many).
Anyone interested in volunteering should email us here or comment on our Wunderground.com blog. The need is immediate; teams will be working all weekend. Stay tuned here and our blog for updates.
The email address and blog will be monitored closely and any volunteers will be contacted as quickly as possible for further information and instructions.


Harrisburg Illinois Tornado UPDATES

Based on information recieved from Team Rubicon and our observers in the Harrisburg area volunteers will certainly be needed. We are looking for people in the general area of the storm, from East Central Missouri to Western Indiana that will be able to make day trips into the area (accomodations are limited in the area and overnight stays will not be possible for very many).

Anyone interested in volunteering should email us here or comment on this blog. The need is immediate; teams will be working all weekend. Stay tuned here and Portlight.org for updates.

The email address and blog will be monitored closely and any volunteers will be contacted as quickly as possible for further information and instructions.

Portlight Strategies, Inc.
60 Fenwick Hall Allee
Unit #721
Johns Island, SC 29455


Harrisburg, IL Response

We are sending people into the Harrisburg, IL, area at this time in response to the storm event there.. They will be assessing needs there and surrounding areas. We expect we will find much to do and ask for your continued support.

We will likely need volunteers and will certainly need financial assistance. As usual, we will be focusing our efforts on the unserved, under served and forgotten.

Portlight.org

Portlight Strategies, Inc.
60 Fenwick Hall Allee
#721
Johns Island, SC 29455

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25. 2232345
10:10 AM GMT en Junio 07, 2012
I think this is one of the most interesting articles I’ve read on this subject. You have made your points interesting, unique and I agree with most.
I am glad I found your article today. friv & kizi
18. Portlight
3:50 PM GMT en Marzo 04, 2012
Quoting OGal:


Morning Floodman. Paul and I talked yesterday. I have along with Ron Myers posted all the information on FaceBook. Wish we were closer and could volunteer. What a horrible situation for so many.


OGal, Floodman here...thanks; we can use all the help, in any way it comes, that we can get!

BTW, I AM Ron Myers...LOL

Keep touting the mission on Facebook; these folks need our help and the more people see the message, the more help they'll get
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17. presslord
6:50 PM GMT en Marzo 03, 2012
As usual, people are coming out of the woodwork to help with our response. What we do is not an organization...it's a movement. And you're a part of it...and it's pretty awesome...
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16. OGal
4:59 PM GMT en Marzo 03, 2012




♥♥♥ BUMP ♥♥♥
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13. OGal
2:33 PM GMT en Marzo 03, 2012


Morning Floodman. Paul and I talked yesterday. I have along with Ron Myers posted all the information on FaceBook. Wish we were closer and could volunteer. What a horrible situation for so many.
Member Since: Agosto 28, 2005 Posts: 72 Comments: 19224
12. mfcmom
1:28 PM GMT en Marzo 03, 2012
Live in Panama City Florida. Who can I contact I can take in a family. Have two empty bedrooms. Can take medically involved kids former medical foster parent. Thanks.
Member Since: Septiembre 1, 2010 Posts: 0 Comments: 65
10. GadgetGuy2
12:29 AM GMT en Marzo 03, 2012
I'd fly in and help, if I could. So I've done what I can.

Thank You for helping those in need!
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9. Portlight
8:28 PM GMT en Marzo 02, 2012
Quoting MTWX:
Good luck and Godspeed to the Portlight volunteers in Harrisburg. You guys please be careful out there! Another large tornado outbreak is set up to hit the same areas devastated from the storms that have occurred these last few days. Be sure to have a shelter plan if things get hairy! Wish I could be there to assist!


We wish we could have you! The guys are keeping their eyes open...
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8. Portlight
8:27 PM GMT en Marzo 02, 2012
Quoting OGal:


Paul call me.
Sarah


Hi, Sarah! It's Floodman here, can you email me? Paul will be out of pocket for a few more hours and I'd love to talk to you!
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7. Portlight
8:25 PM GMT en Marzo 02, 2012
Quoting ILwatcher:
Happy to take a drive down and help out any way I can. Let me know what I can do to help.


Drop us an email at here and we'll get right back to you...thanks!
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5. MTWX
5:29 AM GMT en Marzo 02, 2012
Good luck and Godspeed to the Portlight volunteers in Harrisburg. You guys please be careful out there! Another large tornado outbreak is set up to hit the same areas devastated from the storms that have occurred these last few days. Be sure to have a shelter plan if things get hairy! Wish I could be there to assist!
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4. OGal
9:29 PM GMT en Marzo 01, 2012


Paul call me.
Sarah
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2. ILwatcher
3:19 PM GMT en Marzo 01, 2012
Happy to take a drive down and help out any way I can. Let me know what I can do to help.
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