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If you are missing property, have found property or have things that you need or can donate, this page has been set up via facebook:


Joliet, IL – PeopleFirstBank, has established a benefit fund for victims of the November 17 the tornado activity in Illinois. “Funds collected will be directed to Habitat for Humanity of Will County’s relief efforts.” Mr. Erik Schelling commented.  Mr. Schelling is a Vice President and the Community Reinvestment Officer for PeopleFirstBank.  Donations may be made at both PeopleFirstBank locations, which are 3100 Theodore St. in Joliet and 1226 W. Jefferson St. in Shorewood.  Checks can be made payable to “PeopleFirstBank for benefit of 11/17/13 Relief Fund” and mailed to PeopleFirstBank, 3100 Theodore St., Joliet, IL 60435.  For more information, you can also call the bank at 815-207-6200.

Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church (1180 W. First Street, Braidwood, IL): We will be hosting a free luncheon on Monday (11/18) for those in need, starting at 12:00. The church is located on the east side of I-55, just up the frontage road from Marathon. Also at that time we will be offering babysitting during the afternoon for anyone who might need a safe place for their children while they work on clean-up. You are all in our prayers. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do to help you (815-458-9445).

From Nick Doerfler, spokesman for the Coal City Fire Protection District: Those wishing to volunteer to help are asked to go to Coal City High School. Clean up has begun and D Construction of Coal City and Heartland Disposal have brought out dumpsters.

As part of the United Way of Grundy County's disaster relief and COAD....Monetary donations can be sent to assist with the tornado relief efforts through their website at www.UWGrundy.org


A Tornado relief fund has been set up by The Village of Diamond at Mazon State Bank. Checks can be made payable to Diamond and Coal City Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. Please make donations there or mail donations to
Mazon State Bank
2315 E Division St
PO Box 247
Diamond IL 60416

If you find photos and documents--other people's important papers--in your yard, you can mail or drop them off at the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce, 909 Liberty Street, Morris, IL 60450, during business hours Monday - Friday, and they will assist with categorizing and having a place people can go to to try to find their items. The items delivered to the Grundy County Chamber will be transported by volunteers to a Tazewell County rally point where residents can come pick them up - volunteers are working on both ends to reunite these items.

Centrue Bank in Coal City to hold blood drive TODAY. By coincidence, they have a blood drive scheduled for TODAY, 11/18/13 from 2-6pm. Heartland Blood Center will be on hand and they provide blood for hospitals in the Joliet and Morris area among others. Right now, they are critically low on several types. To donate, you can go to Centrue Bank at 660 S. Broadway in Coal City. For more info, call Josh at 815-634-2131.


For those missing/finding pets...

The Clip in Coal City is offering boarding services for displaced animals at no cost.

Bark Lands Beauties is offering Free baths for all tornado pet victims for today and tomorrow. Call 815-458-0100...167 E Main Street in Braidwood

Hair of the Dog located at 10850 West Laraway Road, Frankfort, Illinois, is offering free baths to pets of Diamond tornado victims. Please call Christina at 815 534 1130 to make arrangments.

Dog Days Inn Pet Resort in Wilmington is offering FREE boarding for pet victims of the tornado. For more info, visit their website at www.dogdaysinn.net.


A list of the most needed items:
Non-perishable food items
Bottled water
Large Garbage Bags
Work Gloves
Baby Formula
Infant care items
Manual can openers
Duct Tape
Toliet Paper
Paper Towels

DROP OFF SITES FOR DONATIONS updated 11.18.13 7:49AM


Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 East McArdle Road, Coal City, Illinois, 60416. 815.634.8670
Ignite Christian Church, 301 South Broadway, Coal City, Illinois, 60416 815.518.5042
Coal City Clothes Closet, 130 Blackstone, Coal City, Illinois, 60416 815.518.5248 (for CLOTHING)


Designing Image Salon at 702 Liberty Street, Morris, Illinois 60450 815.941.0408
The Tropical Tiki Hut, 100 Commercial Drive, Suite 11, Morris, Illinois, 60450 815.941.0488


First Presbyterian Church of Braidwood, 106 S. Lincoln Street, Braidwood (drop off box on front porch) 815.458.6317
Main Street Baptist Church, 110 South Division Street, Braidwood, Illinois, 60408 815.458.6211 (specify that donations are for tornado victims)

Channahon Fire Station 2, 23341 McClintock Street, Channahon, Illinois


Journey Wellness Studio, 304 Mondamin Street, Suite 104, Minooka, IL 60447. 815.267.1204. Drop off 10AM-4PM Mon, Tues and Wed



The "Helping Hugs" effort is collecting items to help victims of Sunday's deadly tornadoes in Illinois. After sweeping through central Illinois, the storms hit the suburban Chicago area, causing damage and knocking out power in Frankfort, New Lenox, Tinley Park, Flossmoor, Homewood, Coal City and Joliet. 

Elizabeth Hug said volunteers plan to deliver items to areas hit by the devastating storms on Wednesday. Donations can be dropped off from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 24022 W. Lockport St. (use Illinois Street entrance). 

The Hugs are collecting the following items:

  • sweatshirts
  • gloves 
  • coats
  • socks
  • hats (no other clothing items at this time)
  • blankets
  • bottled water
  • non perishable food items
  • snacks
  • non electric can openers
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • body soap (travel/hotel size as well as full size)
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • small stuffed animals
  • gift cards to Walmart or Target
  • gift cards to fast food restaurants-McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, etc.

This group also helps local people who have had fires or other disasters in there home in the Plainfield/Joliet area.


Law Offices of Elizabeth Westover, 1619 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1A, Chicago, Illinois, 60616. 773.880.8450. Donations accepted from 8:30AM to 4:30PM daily. Cutoff time on Thursday will be 1PM for delivery to Coal City.


Arbortek – drop off 2092 Oakleaf Dr. Joliet . Contact: Ron VanDyke. Cell 779 225 9920....Ron.arbortekinc@gmail.com


The Hair Code, 416 East Mississippi Avenue, Elwood, Illinois, 60421. 815.423.6911 Tues-Fri 9AM-7PM.


Oswego Fire Station 1. 3511 Wooley Road, Oswego, Illinois, 60543


Plainfield Fire Station 1, Vandyke @ 143rd Avenue, Plainfield, Illinois


Yorkville Performing Arts Center, 2161 Route 47, Yorkville, Illinois, 60560. Hours are 11am-7pm on Monday and 9am-5pm Tuesday-Friday. 630.553.6433


Remax Ultimate Professionals, 576 Brookforest Ave (Rt. 59) Shorewood, Illinois, 60404. Located in the same plaza as Crispy Waffle. 8AM-5PM daily. 815.725.4545
Troy Fire Station 1, 700 Cottage Road, Shorewood, Illinois

Hawk Fitness, 112 State Street, Manhattan, Illinois, M-W 8:30 AM- 1:00 PM and M-F 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

Page Desk Incorporated, 14557 W. Edison Drive, New Lenox, Illinois 815-462-6000. 10AM-5PM.


Photo's of the Diamond/ Coal City aftermath......HERE

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