A tornado ravaged the town of Washington, near Peoria, on Nov.
17. Destruction throughout the area was massive. One of the many
organizations to step up to assist the community was the Illinois
Association of Park Districts (IAPD), a nonprofit service, research and
education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves,
conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation
agencies. IAPD helped coordinate clean-up efforts on behalf of the
Washington Park District.