Story by 89 WLS Web Writer Kim Rasmussen
(CHICAGO) The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is distributing clean-up kits in eight counties on Wednesday. The kits will aid 5,000 households that have sustained damage from the recent flooding.
The kits are provided at no charge and include suppies for both indoor and outdoor cleaning such as rakes, shovels, tarps, bleach, brooms, sponges, trash bags as well as personal safety items like rubber gloves. Supplies are first-come first-served.
Distribution sites will be open Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following 12 sites:
· Gompers Park, 5040 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60630
· Oak Park Police Department, 100 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park, IL 60301
· Lisle Police Department, Lincoln Ave./Short Rd., Lisle, IL 60532
· Bensenville Public Works, 100 N. Church St., Bensenville, IL 60106
· Morris Administration Building, 1320 Union St., Morris, IL 60450
· DeKalb Emergency Management, 1826 Barber Green Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
· Village of Fox Lake, 216 Washington, Fox Lake, IL 60073
· Gurnee Fire Department, 4580 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031
· Grant Township, 26535 W. Molidor, Ingleside, IL 60041
· Joliet Fire Department, 101 E. Clinton St., Joliet, IL 60432
· Kane County EMA (under the radio tower), 777 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510
· Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, 1102 Cornell Lane, Yorkville, IL 60560
The Red Cross is also partnering with municipalities in Buffalo Grove, Antioch, Barrington, Shorewood, Plainfield, New Lenox, Glendale Heights, Westmont, West Chicago, Des Plaines, Beach Park, Round Lake Beach, Glen Ellyn and Lombard to distribute clean up items to residents.
Since flooding began last week, the Red Cross has provided more than 14,000 meals and snacks to residents displaced from homes in seven shelters. Two shelters remain open more residents return home to clean and repair flood damages.
A Home Repair Guide is available on the Red Cross web site at http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340135_file_cont333_lang0_150.pdf.
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