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A young boy takes a break from helping comb the rubble of a home just outside Washington, Ill., on Nov. 17, 2013. (David Mercer/AP)
A young boy takes a break from helping comb the rubble of a home just outside Washington, Ill., on Nov. 17, 2013. (David Mercer/AP)

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.

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  • Amanda Uphoff, Germantown Hills resident who is organizing Thanksgiving dinner for Illinois tornado victims.

This segment aired on November 28, 2013.

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