Jun. 24—Here is a list of those places where people impacted by Sunday's tornado in Naperville can receive help and those who want to provide help can make donations.
Where to get help:
Red Cross: A customer service center at Ranch View Elementary School, 1651 Ranchview Drive, is open every night until 8 p.m. to provide information and cleaning kits.
People needing help can also call the Chicago/Northern Illinois office at 312-729-6258 or go to redcross.org/local/illinois/get-help.html.
Good Shepherd Church: The 1310 Shepherd Drive church in Naperville is taking information from those in need of assistance or those interested in volunteering to help at goodshepherd-naperville.org/connect/care-prayer/care-team.
Mexican Consulate in Chicago: Emergency assistance is available by calling 888-755-5511.
U-Haul: Thirty days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage is available to tornado victims at U-Haul Moving & Storage of Fox Valley, 195 S. Route 59, Aurora; U-Haul Moving & Storage of Bolingbrook, 240 W. North Frontage Road, Bolingbrook; and U-Haul Moving & Storage of Plainfield,11238 Route 59, Naperville.
Comcast: Tornado victims should go to Comcast Customer Care online or call 800-266-2278 to place their accounts on hold, defer payments, waive late fees, report damaged or missing equipment to avoid fees; and assist with account transfers.
Suits for Success: A Clothing Closet and food pantry has been set up at Compass Church, 151 E. Briarcliff, Bolingbrook, and is open from 4 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday or by appointment. For more information, go to www.thecompass.net/page/660?EventOccurrenceId=1619, call 630-739-2824, or email [email protected]. For more about Suits for Success, go to suitsforsuccess.net.
Pet Relief: DogPatch Pet & Feed is offering help to those with pet-related needs. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/dogpatchpets.
Illinois REALTORS Relief Foundation: The foundation helps provide housing cost relief for things not covered by insurance for those in the state affected by natural disasters. Go to www.illinoisrealtors.org/about/foundations/irrf.
Lasagna Love: Request: Tornado victims can request a meal by going to https://lasagnalove.org/request/?fbclid=IwAR3-s-xIubQQX7GWkDA1jdNgYMZGzl9aVWpaAIeCNarWVwdh-BXmK4R4fzg
Naperville School District 203: Families impacted by the tornado can contact local school principals to determine what resources may be available to them. District 203 will be working with the Naperville Education Foundation via the Kid Booster Crisis Fund to offer support.
How you can help:
Red Cross: Monetary donations can be made at redcross.org/local/illinois/ways-to-donate.html.
Fry Family YMCA: The Naperville-based organization is collecting money to provide free days of day camp to children whose families were impacted by the tornado. Go to www.ymcachicago.org/pages/fry-family-ymca-tornado-relief?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Help+us+raise+%241%2C000+for+tornado+relief+in+Naperville&utm_campaign=Fry+Tornado+Relief+Camp+Appeal+6+22+21.
Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause and Local 4302: Money is being raised to directly benefit Naperville residents impacted by the tornado. Go to https://npffc.org/donate-to-the-cause/?fbclid=IwAR2vkMMgMxko7fL-fNImZMzvLXTqZEJbIr1VN7VVBa7wQbg_GBo5WB0AD-w.
Fry Family YMCA is attempting to raise $1,000 for tornado relief for the Naperville community. This amount would provide one day of camp for 20 local kids, including those whose families may be shouldering unexpected expenses due to tornado damage. Go to https://www.ymcachicago.org/pages/fry-family-ymca-tornado-relief?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Help+us+raise+%241%2C000+for+tornado+relief+in+Naperville&utm_campaign=Fry+Tornado+Relief+Camp+Appeal+6+22+21.
Gift card collection: Gift cards to major retailers like Walmart and Target and to restaurants can be dropped off at Ranch View Elementary School between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Door #1 or sent by mail to 1651 Ranchview Drive, Naperville, IL 60565.
Naperville Education Foundation Kid Booster Crisis Fund: Money donated to the foundation's crisis fund at www.nef203.org will benefit children impacted by the tornado.
Little Pops "Slices of Hope": The 1819 Wehrli Road restaurant is conducting a gift card donation/match program for tornado victims and collecting donations to pay for pizzas to help feed volunteers, public crews and families in the coming days and weeks. Call 630-210-8084 for more information and to donate.
Solemn Oath Brewery/2 Fools Cider: Solemn Oath on Quincy Avenue in Naperville are helping raise funds through a Gofundme campaign for Skeleton Key Brewery, a Woodridge brewery that sustained significant damage Sunday in Sunday's tornado. Donations can be made at gofundme.com/f/help-skeleton-key-brewery.
2 Fools Cider will be pouring Skeleton Key beer at its taproom, with 100% of those sales going to the Woodridge business.
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