Joliet collecting donations for Houston residents

8/31/2017, 9 a.m.
The City of Joliet will begin accepting donations today for the people of Houston, Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The City of Joliet is collecting donations for Houston resident impacted by Hurricane Harvey through the end of the week in the parking lot on Des Plaines St. near city hall. Photo by Brock A. Stein

The City of Joliet, in conjunction with Cadence Premier Logistics, will begin a donation drive to bring supplies and relief to Houstan-area residents displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Beginning Thursday, August 31st 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--150 W. Jefferson St.).

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 residents of the Houston, Texas-area impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Items being accepted from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on August 31 include:

• Pre-boxed/pre-packaged

cases of items such as:

• water

• juice

• diapers

• canned vegetables.

Accepted items for September 1- 8 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (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

• household furnishings.

(Receiving organizations do not have the ability to sort these types of donations at this time.)

“I want to personally thank Cadence for once again being a great neighbor and partnering with the City,” said Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.

“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.”