Bears to help Red Cross distribute meals for tornado victims on Tuesday

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 11/18/2013, 05:32pm

When Marc Trestman returned home from the Bears’ 23-20 overtime win against the Ravens on Sunday, he was shocked by news of tornado destruction in Washington, Ill.

“When I got home and turned the TV set on, I couldn’t believe the devastation in some of the communities around Chicago,” the Bears coach said Monday at Halas Hall. “I said it after the game and I’d like to say it again — that our prayers go out to those who lost a lot yesterday.

“Our prayers are with them. I also wanted to once again let our fans know we really appreciate them sticking around.

“They provided a lot of energy for us when we came back out after the first break and certainly from the start to the finish.”

Four Bears players — Robbie Gould, Zack Bowman, Blake Costanzo and Sherrick McManis — will travel to United Methodist Church in Coal City on Tuesday to help distribute meals and supplies to tornado victims.

Former Bears Anthony Adams and Rashied Davis will help, too, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Trestman credited Soldier Field staff Monday for keeping fans safe during the 1-hour, 53-minute weather delay on the Lakefront.