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 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). 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.)
- 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.”
Martin J. Shanahan, Jr.
Interim City Manager
The City of Joliet is the third largest city in the state of Illinois, located just 45 miles southwest of Chicago’s Loop. Home to 149,386 residents, in addition to thriving businesses and attractions, the City of Joliet is easily accessible by rail, auto and bus transit. A perfect place to live, work and play, Joliet is constantly striving to promote growth and diversity. For more information on Joliet visit www.cityofjoliet.info or call 815-724-4000. The City of Joliet’s Media Releases are always available on our website.