"St. Charles Cares" Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort Launches Friday, Nov. 16
A Community-wide Day of Giving Benefitting the Victims of Hurricane Sandy
The city of St. Charles has joined other local organizations to launch the St. Charles Cares Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort to help victims of the recent hurricane. Friday, Nov. 16 has been designated as a special Day of Giving in St. Charles.
All donations are being directed to the American Red Cross:
- Online. www.redcross.org
- By Text. Make a $10 donation by texting REDCROSS to 90999 (visit website for terms).
- By Phone. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), Español: 1-800-257-7575, TDD Operator: 1-800-220-4095.
Participating organizations include the city of St. Charles, the St. Charles Park District, School District 303, St. Charles Public Library, Downtown St. Charles Partnership, St. Charles Storm Basketball, and St. Charles Boys Baseball.
So far, nearly 6,000 Red Cross workers have been dispatched for 24/7 assistance operations. Several thousand people remain without power and more than 3,250 displaced residents are safe and being cared for in Red Cross shelters throughout the affected area. Donations keep relief efforts going and also help provide meals; cold weather relief items such as blankets, hats, gloves; as well as medical and mental health consultations.
“The people of St. Charles have a wonderful sense of community and I think this is a great way for us to come together to help those affected by this tragedy,” said St. Charles Mayor Donald DeWitte. “Thank you for doing whatever you can to make a difference for these storm victims.” For more information, contact Brian Townsend at 630-377-4422.
About the City of St. Charles
Friendly neighborhoods, diverse retailers, international employers, innovative schools, beautiful parks, varied cultural amenities, and unique architecture have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns to Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine. www.stcharlesil.gov