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Distribution of clean-up kits from the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 in eight counties across the region to aid 5,000 households that have sustained damage from the recent flooding.

The kits are provided by the Red Cross at no charge and include supplies for both indoor and outdoor cleaning such as rakes, shovels, tarps, bleach, brooms, sponges, trash bags as well as personal safety items like rubber gloves. Kits are available free of charge by the Red Cross. Supplies are limited to first arrival at the distribution sites.

Distribution sites will be open Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following 13 sites:

Cook County

  • Gompers Park, 5040 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60630
  • Oak Park Police Department, 100 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park, IL 60301

DuPage County

  • Lisle Police Department, Lincoln Ave./Short Rd., Lisle, IL 60532
  • Bensenville Public Works, 100 N. Church St., Bensenville, IL 60106

Grundy County

  • Morris Administration Building, 1320 Union St., Morris, IL 60450

DeKalb County

  • DeKalb Emergency Management, 1826 Barber Green Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Lake County

  • Village of Fox Lake, 216 Washington, Fox Lake, IL 60073
  • Gurnee Fire Department, 4580 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031
  • Grant Township, 26535 W. Molidor, Ingleside, IL 60041

Will County

  • Joliet Fire Department, 101 E. Clinton St., Joliet, IL 60432

Kane County

  • Kane County EMA (under the radio tower), 777 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510

Kendall County

  • Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, 1102 Cornell Lane, Yorkville, IL 60560

The Home Repair Guide is also available at no charge on the Red Cross web site at:

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