An EF4 tornado destroyed more than 100 homes and buildings in Harrisburg, Ill., Feb. 29, killing six. Harrisburg is a GateHouse community, and the staff of the Daily Register not only saw their town destroyed -- they lost friends, family and homes.


Some links to charities that are assisting victims of Feb. 29's Midwest tornadoes:


American Red Cross


The Red Cross' Safe and Well page to find family and friends


How to donate blood


Humane Society of the United States