• Delainey Smith

City of Joliet accepting donations for hurricane victims

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This past week, Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Texas shorelines, causing catastrophic damage to towns and distressed locals who could not evacuate in time. The City of Joliet is coming together during this national tragedy with the help of Cadence Premiere Logistics to bring supplies and relief to the victims trapped in the tropical storm.

Starting September 1 through September 8, there will be a city-wide donation drive from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. where goods will be collected for distribution to those affected by the hurricane. Cadence Premiere Logistics provided a semi-trailer truck to collect donations from the community outside of City Hall. Anyone wishing to donate should bring items to the parking lot located on the west side of City Hall off DesPlaines Street in downtown Joliet.

Joliet is encouraging the community to drop off the following unopened/unused items: Bottled water, juice, diapers, canned vegetables and toiletries. Cleaning supplies are also recommended as well as other items including, mops, buckets, heavy-duty work gloves, latex gloves and box fans. Due to the inability of the receiving organization to sort clothing, toys or household furnishings, they will not be accepted during this drive.

According to JWOL, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk wants 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 of Texas and Louisiana.”

For more information on the drive, please email the City of Joliet at cityclerk@jolietcity.org or call 815-724-4000.

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