The City of Joliet, in conjunction with Cadence Premier Logistics, will begin a donation drive to bring supplies and relief to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. Beginning Thursday, August 31 st at 11:00 A.M., anyone wishing to contribute may bring items to the City Hall parking lot located on DesPlaines Street (west side of City Hall). A tractor and trailer provided by Cadence Logistics will be on site to accept donations through September 8th . Once donations are collected, Cadence has volunteered to deliver the items to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.
Accepted items for August 31: HOURS: 11AM – 4:30 PM
Pre-boxed/pre-packaged/ cases of items such as water, juice, diapers, and canned vegetables.
Accepted items for September 1- 8: HOURS: 8AM – 4:30 PM (Mon. – Fri.)
(in addition to above listed items) Toiletries (i.e. shampoo, body wash, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tampons, etc.) Diapers Hand sanitizer Cleaning supplies (i.e. bleach, heavy duty cleaners, dish soap, sponges, etc.) Black construction-grade trash bags Mops and buckets Heavy-duty work gloves Latex/Nitrile gloves Box fans Bottled water
Items NOT accepted: clothing, toys, or household furnishings. Receiving organizations do not have the ability to sort these types of donations at this time.
Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk stated, “I want to personally thank Cadence for once again being a great neighbor and partnering with the City. The people of Joliet have always come together to help other communities in need and I am sure the response will be the same for the people in Texas and Louisiana.”
City’s Official Statement: http://cityofjoliet.info/Home/Components/News/News/2305/41
From the United Way of Will County:
United Way of Will County is working with the Houston area Relief agencies
to ensure they receive items that are immediately needed.
As of this morning we are advised that financial donations are needed most at this time.
The link above will take you to our disaster relief fund page. 100% of the funds donated will be sent to the Houston area.
For over 80 years UNITED WAY OF WILL COUNTY has been here in Will
County helping people in need.
Whether the Gulf Coast during Katrina, the Plainfield Tornado or gas explosions is nearby towns our disaster relief fund is here to help!