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How to help those affected by Coal City tornado

• Monetary donations are being taken by the Community Foundation of Grundy County at www.cfgrundycounty.com/donate-online/. Or send checks payable to “CF of Grundy County” with “Disaster Fund” in the memo line, to 102 Liberty St., Morris, IL 60450.

• Help for Hope, 630 S. Broadway St. in Coal City, is accepting monetary and item donations. Available at the center are cleaning supplies, food, water and other items.

• The Grundy County Chamber of Commerce, 909 N. Liberty St., Morris, is accepting items found blown into yards that may belong to residents affected by the tornado.

Items needed:

Affected residents are in need of the items listed below. Drop-off locations include:

• Main lobby of the Joliet Police Department, 150 W. Washington St. Donations accepted until 3 p.m. July 2.

• Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road.

• We Care of Grundy County, 530 Bedford Road, Morris, and Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City.

Urgent need

• Packing tape and tarps

Safety

• Vests, sunscreen, flashlights, and C and D batteries

Cleaning

• Brooms, buckets, rubber gloves, Lysol liquid, Lysol wipes, mops, rakes, totes, boxes

Personal hygiene/first aid

• Band-aids, Pepto Bismol, basic first aid items, Tylenol, ibuprofen, feminine products, toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant

Baby items

• Jar food, formula, diapers, pull-ups

Animal

• Cat food, dog food, kitty litter

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