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Joliet sends three truckloads of supplies for hurricane relief

A third trailer at Joliet City Hall at was filled Friday, the last day of the Hurricane Harvey relief drive.[]

JOLIET – The city sent three truckloads of donated supplies to Texas for Hurricane Harvey relief.

“We filled three 55-foot trailers,” Joliet City Clerk Christa Desiderio said Monday. “The last trailer was delivered Friday morning, and we had it filled by 4:30.”

Friday was the last day for the relief drive sponsored by the city of Joliet, Cadence Premier Logistics and Joliet Park District.

Many local churches, organizations and schools also held their own collection drives. Then, they brought donations to the city and park district collection sites, Desiderio said. Many individuals also brought supplies to the collection sites.

“I thought it was a fantastic outpouring – not only a collaboration of our employees who volunteered but community organizations who came together,” she said.

The drive began Aug. 31 after the city announced that it had partnered with Cadence Premier Logistics to collect and deliver supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. Cadence Premier is delivering the donations with its trucks.

The Joliet Park District later joined the drive, opening collection sites at its Inwood Athletic Club and Wedgewood Golf Course in addition to the site the Joliet had opened at City Hall.