The Midwest is still recovering from the deadly tornadoes that struck a week and a half ago. About 1,400 hundred homes were damaged or destroyed in hard-hit Washington, Illinois.
Nearby in East Peoria, volunteers are organizing a Thanksgiving dinner for the families who lost their homes and those working on the cleanup and recovery.
Amanda Uphoff, a travel agent and wedding planner from Germantown Hills, Ill., is organizing the Thanksgiving dinner and speaks to Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Amanda Uphoff, Germantown Hills resident who is organizing Thanksgiving dinner for Illinois tornado victims.
This segment aired on November 28, 2013.