State legislator drops off donated flood supplies in Illinois

Paper towels, water, cleaning supplies —Those are just a handful of the items Illinois Rep. Brandon Phelps dropped off Friday morning for flood victims in Alexander County.

Over the last week, he’s been packing his truck full of donated supplies from churches in Saline County for people hurt by the floods. He says people here gave back when they needed the help and now they’re returning the favor.

"We know what we went through in Saline County with the tornado and things like that. And, I tell you, it’s just been a great outreach to help the people that shouldn’t have to go through this again. And they did, and we’re just trying to make a difference and just lead by example," Phelps.

Phelps says this is far from the last load of flood supplies. He says he’ll be dropping off much more in the future for people in Alexander County.

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